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The Little Red Sclwolhouse 



s the Governor Dummer Academy undergoes a major "growth spurt" with the addition of the 
Pescosolido Library and the Mathematics- 



A Science Center, these archival photographs 
provide some perspective on the some of 
the other changes the campus has made 
during previous eras. The first photo, supplied by Russ 
Hamilton '27, was taken in 1922 and shows the "Moody 
House Club." The club members, all residents of the dormi 
tory, included members of the Academy's "junior school," 
which was discontinued around the beginning of the 1930s. 
The boys pictured — identified by Gerry May '26 (front row, 
second from left) are (front row, 1-r) "Nick" Carter, May, 
"Pinky" Sloan, "Shrimp" Dana; (second, row 1-r) Ralph 
Sleeper, Jim Stone, Elvin Cox, 
Bill Verby, Arthur Eakins; 
(third row, 1-r) "Sow" Sum- 
mers, John English, Bob 
Haley, Hamilton, George 
Phillips; (fourth row, 1-r) 
Housemaster Mr. Roberts and 
Paul Simonds. 

Below that are three 
photographs showing the 
evolution of the Little Red 
Schoolhouse and its environs. 
Below right is an undated 
photograph that shows the 
Schoolhouse before its 1938 
restoration to its original 
details. Note the diamond- 
shaped window and the large 

belfry, as well as the lack of surrounding structures. 
At left, in this 1961 photo, are "New Old-Guardsman 
David Williams and student Ken Pouch '62. Alumni 
Gymnasium, by then a decade old, is visible in the 
background. The bottom photograph, circa 1953-54 
shows a group of unidentified boys on the lacrosse 
field, with Perkins, the Schoolhouse and Moody as 
backdrop, side by side along the rim of the Bowl. 
For the latest "incarnation" of the School- 
house, see this issue's front cover and the article, 
"GDA's Campus on the Move." 




The 



Archon 



FALL 1996 





On the Cover 

The Little Red Schoolhouse in its 
new home at the corner of Elm 
Street and Middle Road. 



a 







TABLE OF CONTENTS 



FEATURES 



233rd Commencement 

Raymond Moses Long and Lauren Elizabeth Carroll 
earned the Academy's highest honors as the Class of 
'96 made its final leap over the Mansion House 
Wall. A review of the festivities and speeches 



Campus on the Move 

The Little Red Schoolhouse and Noyes Library both 
hit the road to find new homes as the Academy's 
largest-ever construction project begins in earnest. 

Photo essay and details 

Reunion '96 

More than 300 alumni /ae and their guests returned 
to GDA for Reunion '96 weekend, June 14, 15 and 16. 
Who showed up? Just take a look at these photos! 

Photo essay and details 

Dreams, Habitat 
and Humanity 

Master teacher Katherine Krall Guy, the fourth 
faculty member to participate in the Academy's new 
summer sabbatical program, writes about her 
experiences working for Habitat for Humanity in 
Peru. Memoir 

How Can You Be Black, 
Gay. . .and Republican? 

Alumnus Abner Mason '80, delegate to the 1996 
Republican National Convention and gay activist, 
explains the seeming contradiction in his political 
affiliation. Opinion 







DEPARTMENTS 

Class Notes 30 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 28 

On Campus 4 



The Archon is printed on recycled paper. 



Letters 



Speaking Volumes 

April 20, 1996 
Having learned that there will 
be a new library at GDA, my 
parents and I couldn't help our- 
selves, but to donate some books. I 
have always wanted to introduce 
my country, Korea, to my fellow 
students and teachers at GDA. 

I had desired to send more 
books on Korea than the number 
of books that I am sending with 
this shipment. However, I found 
only a handful of books on Korea 
that will generate interest, I 
believe, to students and teachers. I 
will continue my best effort to 
donate more to the library, as well 
as to as to the school, in coming 
years. 

On a personal note, I am 
working for Tong Yang Global 
Corporation in Seoul. Tong Ynag 
Global is a commercial trading 
firm acting as a business pioneer 
looking to expand into areas other 
than the financial services business 
for the Tong Yang Group, Korea's 
19 th largest conglomerate. If 
anyone has any interesting busi- 
ness ideas, please do contact me. 

Thanks for giving me an 
opportunity to contribute to 
enhance GDA's education. I hope 
to see you in Korea. 

Truly yours, 
Jiseop Yoon '85 

Parting Thanks 

June 6, 1996 
Dear teachers and counselors, 

Thank you each for your skills 
and joy and love of teaching. 
Raymond's love for learning has 
flourished while he has attended 
GDA. 

To each of you who has cared 
enough to give your best, you 
have nourished the seed of who he 
will be, and we thank you. 



Yet we thank you most for 
allowing Raymond to be Raymond. 

Love, 
Rev. Adrienne Berry Long P'96 

and family 

Fond Memories 

September 8, 1996 
I thought you would want to 
know that we still think fondly of 
the Academy. Barak ('94) sends his 
regards. He's at New England 
College. Hope this is a great year 
for all. 

Sincerely, 
Richard C. Kimball P'94 



October 15, 1996 
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon, 

Thank you for hosting such a 
fine reception at your home. Our 
son has spoken favorably about his 
Saturday nights in your home. It is 
such a nice idea, and most gener- 
ous of you both to open your 
home as a safe haven to the young 
adults. 

Todd is happy at GDA, and we 
continue to be favorably impressed 
with each visit. The sun was 
shining, everyone was smiling, and 
we hated to leave! Until our next 
visit, thank you again. 

Pam and Craig Bolint P'99 



October 12, 1996 
Probably you already know 
that Chunbai ('94) is studying at 
Pembroke College of Oxford 
University now. He flew to Lon- 
don last Sunday (October 6, 1996) 
after he had worked at N.I.H. for 
a long summer job from June 1 to 
October 5. He wrote in GDA's 
summer news correspondence card 
about his N.I.H. job and one year 
study abroad in London. 

While we are proud of our 
son, we appreciate the successful 



education provided by GDA. We 
will take advantage of this letter 
to express our sincere appreciation 
to GDA and its faculty. 

Sincerely, 
Kangmin and Yizhi Zhang P'94 



Mark 
Your Calendar! 

Don't forget to save these 
very important dates: 



The Second Annual 

Holiday Gathering 

December 12 

at the 

Harvard Club, Boston 

San Francisco 

Reception 

January 16 

GDA Phonathons 

Portland, ME 

February 24 and 25 

Boston 
Febrary 25 and 26 

New York 
March 3 

Byfield 
March 4 and 5 

Details on all these events 

will be forthcoming. For 

further information, please 

contact the Alumni /ae and 

Development Office at (508) 

465-1763 or by e-mail at 

alumni@gda.org. 



2 The Archon - Spring 1996 



rheArchon 

Published since 1884 

Publisher 

Peter W. Bragdon 

Editor 

David L. Bergmann '70 

Assistant Editor 
G. Matthew Pike 

Photographer 

David Oxton 

Director of Development 

Karen E. McGinley 

Associate Director of Development and 

Director of Alumni/ae-Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves 

Director of Annual Giving 

Betsy Winder 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, President 

Shirley S. French P'76, Vice President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80 '83, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Judith Gore P'95 '97 

Michael E. Hoover '71 

Mary F. Mack P'87 '91 '93 

Bruce M. Male P'90 '95 

George E. McGregor, Jr. '51 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96 '98 

Dodge D. Morgan '50, P'92 

Carrie W. Penner '88 

Linda A. Pescosolido 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95 '00 

C. Thomas Tenney, Jr. '69 

John M. Timken, Jr. '69 

Donald H. Werner 

Alumni Trustees 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

William F. O'Leary '73 

Ann K. Rooney '82 

Ex Officio 

Karen (Gronberg) Schulte '83 

President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

Karen (Gronberg) Schulte '83, President 

Peter T. Butler '62, Vice President 

Catherine Burgess '91, Secretary/Treasurer 

R. Jeffrey Bailly '80 

Thomas R. Bell '73 

J. Derek Bergmann '75 

Deana (Giamette) Boyages '88 

Rebecca B. Callandra '83 

Richard A. Cousins '45 

James Deveney '60 

Henry B. Eaton '70 

John P. English '28 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Howard J. Navins '31 

Richard H. Pew, Jr. '54 

Peter F. Richardson '75 

Marc K. Tucker '68 

The Archon is published three times a year (fall, 
winter and spring) by Governor Dummer 
Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. 
Telephone: (508) 465-1763. Letters are 
welcome from alumni, parents and friends of 
the Academy, and are subject to editing for 
reasons of space availability. 



HEADMASTER'S MESSAGE 




At gray dawn on July 8, the roaring of diesel motors and the 
grinding of gears announced the arrival of trucks, bulldozers 
and backhoes arriving at the sites of the Pescosolido Library 
above Sager Bowl and the mathematics-science building 
behind the Schumann Science Center. 

Now in early October, the foundations have been poured and new 
convoys of material will come through the dawn before the academic day 
begins. Each day's activity provides sounds of progress, sounds of ham- 
mers, drills and motors with the accompanying scents of diesel and gasoline 
exhaust. Purposeful men and women in white construction helmets create 
the transition from plans to reality. Patterns previously seen on plans now 
appear in cement and steel. As these patterns evolve, the footprints of these 
buildings seem to grow in size. 

The curve of the main reading room of the library now faces Navins 
Baseball Field. The locations of the laboratories now rise from the slope 
above Route 1 and the salt marshes beyond. 

Away from the activity of the construction sites, the Little Red 
Schoolhouse, nestled into an orchard, greets visitors to the school; Moody 
House rests upon a new basement and common room near Evans Cottage; 
and now, 100 feet towards Parsons, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" continues to be 
vital as a computer room. Each structure rests upon remarkable masonry 
which creates an impression of permanence in its new location. 

The launching of our 234th year brings students by these enclosed 
sites. The construction of these buildings is for them. The buildings are tools 
for the mastery curriculum of Governor Dummer: they provide space for 
study, experiments and research, space for students to participate in the act 
of discovery. Even incomplete, these buildings make a statement that 
Governor Dummer is committed to providing the best possible environment 
for learning. 

The buildings form a confluence of dreams, unyielding determina- 
tion, already sizable gifts and a Governor Dummer which has chosen to 
operate at the forefront of educational practices. As Governor Dummer is 
about to enter its fourth century, the construction of these buildings forms a 
source of confidence, hope and triumph. 



The Archon - Spring 1996 3 



On Campus 



SEVEN NEW MEMBERS JOIN GDA FACULTY 
FOR THE 234TH ACADEMIC YEAR 




ie Governor Dummer 
Academy faculty has added seven new 
members, including a new Assistant 
Headmaster and a new Director of 
Admissions, as the Academy begins its 
234 th academic year. Headmaster Peter 
W. Bragdon said, "I am very pleased 
and proud to welcome these new and 
highly qualified members to the great 
tradition of the GDA faculty, which has 
always been the great strength of this 
school." 

Governor Dummer 's English 
Department welcomes new members 
Maud S. Hamovit, Jeannette P. Sedgwick 
and Joel Wesley Taplin. Hamovit 
graduated from Vassar College in 1979 
and earned a master's degree in Anglo- 
Irish Literature from University 
College in Dublin, Ireland, in 1982. She 
comes to GDA from Kents Hill School 
in Kents Hill, Maine, where she was on 
the faculty for 13 years. At Kents Hill, 
Hamovit also served as head of the 
English Department and a tutor for the 
learning center there. She also was a 
dormitory parent, director of drama 
productions and coordinator of the 
school's Big Brother and Big Sister 
program. Her coaching duties included 
girls basketball and lacrosse. At GDA, 
she will coach women's varsity la- 
crosse. Hamovit lives in Peirce Under 
with her husband Lloyd and their two 
children, Rory and Nora. 

Jeannette P. Sedgwick brings 
more than seven years of teaching 
experience to the Academy. She earned 
a B.A. from Bucknell University in 1988 
and an M.A. from the University of 
Rochester in 1994. She taught at the 
New Hampton School in Hampton, 
NH, from 1989 to 1991; the University 
of Rochester as part of her graduate 



studies; Maumee Valley Country Day 
School of Toledo, OH, since 1993; and 
the University of Toledo Community 
and Technical College since 1994. 
Sedgwick is coaching women's junior 
varsity soccer and coordinating the 
community service program. She is 
housed in Commons. 

Joel Wesley Taplin joins the 
GDA faculty as part of a job sharing 
program with master English teacher 
Sally Jarrett. Taplin was educated at 
Westminster School and St. Michael's 
College, where he received a bachelor's 
degree in English in 1995. He taught 
English and coached hockey, football 
and lacrosse at Eaglebrook School last 
year. This year, Taplin and Jarrett will 
split their teaching and afternoon 
program duties. Taplin will work with 




New addition: Looking as if it had always been there, 
the new addition to Perkins Dormitory's southern end 
was completed this summer. It houses two faculty 
apartments and six student rooms, more than com- 
pensating for the loss of Mason Cottage. (See "GDA's 
Campus on the Move" in this issue.) 



the drama program this fall. He lives off 
campus. 

Eloise P. Lawrence, who 
graduated magna cum laude from Groton 
School in 1991 and graduated with 
honors in American history from 
Stanford University in 1995, joins the 
History Department this year. Lawrence 
has interned for the U.S. Department of 
Housing and Urban Development and 
an agricultural development agency in 
the Chile's Patagonia region. In the 
summer of 1995, Lawrence was 
awarded a fellowship from the Haas 
Center for Public Service to support her 
work for The Little House, a 
Dorchester-based community outreach 
program. Lawrence is coaching the 
junior varsity field hockey team. She 
resides in Phillips. 

H. Lee Harrell is the 
most recent addition to 
the Science Department 
faculty. Harrell holds 
both a B.S. (1990) and 
an M.S. (1993) in 
biology from Wake 
Forest University, 
where he also served 
as a teaching assistant. 
Before beginning his 
teaching career at the 
Brandon Hall School in 
Atlanta, GA, in 1995, 
Harrell spent a year in 
the Ph.D. program at 
the Bowman Gray 
School of Medicine in 
Winston-Salem, NC, 
studying molecular 
and cellular 
pathobiology. He 
lives in Commons 
and will coach men's 
thirds basketball and 



ELEVEN NAMED AP SCHOLARS BY COLLEGE BOARD 



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Jleven Governor Dummer 
Academy students, all of them mem- 
bers of the class of 1996, have been 
named AP Scholars by the College 
Board in recognition of their excep- 
tional achievement on the college-level 
Advanced Placement (AP) Examina- 
tions. 

The College Board recognizes 
several levels of achievement based on 

4 The Archon - Fall 1996 



the number of year-long courses and 
exams (or their equivalent semester- 
long courses and exams). At GDA, two 
students qualified for the AP Scholar 
with Honor Award by earning grades 
of 3 or above on four or more AP 
Examinations, with an average exam 
grade or at least 3.25 on a 5-point scale. 
These students are Julia Gutin and 
Toban Szuts. Nine students qualified for 



the AP Scholar Award by completing 
three or more AP exams, with grades of 
3 or higher. These students are Lauren 
Abernathy, Gabrielle Coffin, Jeffrey 
Gilberg, Clinton Gilbert, Helen Leung, 
Matthew Nacol, Valerie Oriol, Zoltan 
Szuts and Boonsit Yimwadsana. 

Approximately 54 percent of 
America's graduating seniors took one 
or more AP Examinations this year. 
Fewer than 12 percent of the 537,000 
students who took AP exams in May 
performed at a sufficiently high level to 
merit such recognition. 



GDA TRADES GOLF COURSE LAND, RIGHTS FOR $1 MILLION 



junior varsity baseball. 

As reported in the spring 
edition of The Archon, new Assistant 
Headmaster Edward C. Young '73 
comes to GDA from St. Mark's School of 
Texas, where he was director of admis- 
sions and financial aid since 1986. 
During his tenure there, he also taught 
history, government and physical 
education. He held several administra- 
tive positions with A Better Chance 
from 1981 to 1986, was assistant director 
of undergraduate admission for Tufts 
University in 1980-81 and assistant 
director of admissions at Middlebury 
College from 1977 to 1980. A 1977 
graduate of Middlebury College, Young 
earned a master of liberal arts degree at 
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 
in 1994. Young is married to Sheila 
McDowell Young, and they are the 
parents of two children: Eddie, 13, and 
Krishna, 12. They live on Faculty Lane. 

Also noted in the last issue was 
the appointment of Admissions 
Director Peter K. Werner. He is a magna 
cum laude graduate of Groton School 
who earned a B.A. in economics, cum 
laude, from Yale University in 1981 and 
currently is a candidate for an M.A.L.S. 
in humanities from Wesleyan Univer- 
sity. Werner was director of annual 
giving and alumni/ae relations, as well 
as a dormitory parent and coach for The 
Williston Northampton School from 
1993 to 1995. Earlier, Werner was vice 
president for money market trading at 
Lehman Brothers, vice president for 
syndication and trading for The First 
Boston Corporation and vice president 
for money market trading for Dean 
Witter Reynolds, Inc., all in New York 
City. He lives in Perkins with his wife 
Kelly. 



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ie Academy has received 
$1 million from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts Department of Fisheries 
and Wildlife in exchange for 263 acres 
of land adjacent to the Ould Newbury 
Golf Club. 

The land, part of the original 
Dummer estate, will be maintained in 
its natural state in perpetuity, according 
to the agreement between GDA and the 
Commonwealth. The agreement also 
states that the Academy will perma- 
nently refrain from further develop- 
ment of the existing Ould Newbury 
Golf Club land. 

The Commonwealth, which 



already owns 1,960 acres of the adjacent 
saltmarsh land, had sought this piece of 
land to complete a contiguous preserve 
between Rowley and Newburyport. 

"The Academy is indebted to 
Trustee Shirley French (P'76) for 
bringing GDA and the Commonwealth 
together for this transaction, which 
benefits both the environment and 
Governor Dummer," said Board 
President Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97. 
Proceeds from the land, Morgan added, 
will "go directly into the Academy's 
endowment to ensure the education of 
our children for the years ahead." 



BOARD "ADVANCES" ON ACADEMY PRIORITIES 



\e Academy's Board of 
Trustees convened a special session in 
Woodstock, VT, during the summer to 
address issues including long-range 
strategic planning and capital needs. 

This first-ever summer 
meeting of the full board, Headmaster 
Peter W. Bragdon and other administra- 
tors had the objective of "re-establish- 
ing our priorities and making sure that 
all the Trustees and administrators are 
on the same path," said GDA Board 
President Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97. 
Among the central topics of the 
"summer advance" - so named by 
Trustee Dodge D. Morgan '50, P'92, 



because the Academy never "retreats" - 
was a zero-based examination of 
student life being undertaken by a 
committee chaired by Trustee Donald 
Werner and Dean of Students Lynda 
Bromley. 

"Especially in light of changes 
in the Board's leadership and the fact 
that our usual meetings don't allow for 
extended discussion, the Woodstock 
meeting was extremely beneficial," said 
the Board president, who added that he 
expects that the positive effects of the 
event will continue to be felt by the 
Trustees and the greater Academy for 
some time to come. 



STUDENTS SCORE ON NATIONAL LATIN EXAM 



|ourteen Governor 
Dummer Academy students have been 
recognized for their outstanding 
achievements on the 1996 National 
Latin Exam. 

The National Latin Exam 
Committee recognizes students at three 
levels of achievement for their exam 
performance: Maxima Cum Laude, 



SEMINAR PROGRAM LOOKS AT -- WHAT ELSE? - POLITICS 



m 



Jverything is Politics and 
Politics is Everything" is the theme of 
the new academic year's Interdiscipli- 
nary Seminars, directed by Arts 
Department Chair Christopher 
Stowens. 

Students and faculty members 
participating in the seminars will view 
films including Network, Casablanca, Bob 



Roberts, Dr. Strangelove and The Manchu- 
rian Candidate and then discuss them 
from the perspectives of various 
academic disciplines, including history 
and art. Students, who are required to 
apply for admission to the ungraded 
seminar program, receive a weight 
added to their grade-point averages for 
their participation. 



Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude. 

Receiving Maxima Cum Laude 
certificates and silver medals were 
Kevin McDormand '98 and Patricia 
Waters '99 in Latin 2 and Toban Szuts '96 
in Latin 3. 

Magna Cum Laude certificates 
were presented to Christina Coppolino 
'99, Jesse Taylor '98 and Jillian Horgan 
'99 in Latin 1 and Joo-Hoon Song '97, 
Jamie Notopoulos '98 and Evan 
McEwing '98 in Latin 2. 

Cum Laude certificates were 
earned by Trevor Meyer '97 in Latin 2, 
Kate McCullough '96, Kate Muxie '97 
and Jamin Scribner '97 in Latin 3 and 
Jeffrey Gilberg '96 in Latin 4. 

More than 93,000 students 
from all 50 states and nine countries 
took the exam, which consists of 
questions about grammar, vocabulary, 
ancient Roman life and mythology and 
a short Latin passage for translation. 



The Archon - Fall 1996 5 



On Campus 



NEW TECHNOLOGY "RINGING" CAMPUS 



|he GDA campus made 
major technological strides this fall as a 
new telephone system and expanded 
Internet access were introduced, 
offering all students and faculty 
members voice mail, e-mail and 'Web 
browsing capabilities. The Academy 
expanded its existing administrative 
computer network over the summer, 
laying underground conduit to connect 
the Phillips Building to other buildings 
ringing the Quad for purposes of voice, 




through a phased two-year plan to 
connect every office, faculty apartment 
and student room to the school's voice, 
data, video and security networks. 



data and video communications. The 
computers in the Frost computer lab 
also were replaced with more powerful 
models that permit students to access 
the Internet and send and receive e-mail 
from that location. In early October, a 
new central telephone switch was 
installed on campus, providing for 
direct-dialing capability as well as 
voice mail for all students and faculty 
members. The Academy's technology 
systems will continue to expand 



On the bench: 

(from left) Juniors 
Brooke Peltzman 
and Kate 

Katzenberg enjoy a 
quiet moment 
outside the Phillips 
Building with 
Maggie and Arthur 
Katzenberg PP 71, 
GP '98 during 
Grandparents' Day 
'96 in May. 




)A master French 
teachers David and Laurel Abusamra 
will lead an educational and cultural 
trip to the French island of Martinique 
during March break. 

The tentative itinerary 
includes visits to the old capital of St. 
Pierre, the birthplace of Josephine 
Bonaparte, a sugar cane museum and a 
pineapple and banana plantation. The 
nine-day, eight-night trip beginning 
March 7 includes hotel (accommoda- 
tions in double rooms), airfare, full 
breakfasts, tours and all transfers. 

Enrollment is limited to 15 
students. The total cost for the trip is 
$1,650. A 50 percent deposit is due 
December 1, and the balance is due 
January 15. For more information, 
please call David or Laurel Abusamra at 
(508) 465-1763. 



VERNON, STUDENT WORK 

ON DISPLAY 

IN YOUNGMAN GALLERY 




\e Carl Youngman 
Gallery of GDA's Kaiser Visual Arts 
Center will feature an exhibit entitled 
"New Works" by Alexandra Vernon 
November 8 through December 13. 

Vernon, a Newburyport-based 
artist who began drawing and painting 
as a child in Buenos Aires, works in 
mixed media to create still life collages. 
An opening reception will be held 
Friday, November 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. 
The year's first student art show will 
run from January 17 through February 
21, 1997. 

The exhibits follow two 
successful fall shows: Elizabeth and 
Pierre Baratelli's collection of art from 
the Southwest, and "New England 
Country Life," a series of new works by 
Elizabeth Leary '88. 

The Gallery is open Monday 
through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
and on Saturdays and Sundays by 
appointment. 



ACADEMY PLAYERS TO PRESENT 
SHAKESPEARE'S "DREAM" 



|he Academy Players will 
present William Shakespeare's A 
Midsummer Night's Dream November 8 
and 9. 

The production is directed by 
master English teachers Paul Warm and 
Joel Wesley Taplin with the assistance 
of Melissa Rosen '97 and Tania 
Hamboyan '00. The play features 



Andrew Titcomb as Egeus, Sarah Koken 
'98 as Hermia, Jason Carrier '97 as 
Oberon, Brandi Hall '97 as Titania, Peter 
Wesson '98 as Demetrius, Jordan Miller 
'97 as Lysander, Brian Marvin '97 as 
Bottom and Jenna Wells '00 as Puck. 
The two performances will be held in 
Thompson Performing Arts Center 
starting at 6:30. 



Piece of the rock: The lower 

athletic fields (behind the Frost 

Rink) were officially named in 

honor of retiring master 

teacher Bob Anderson in May. 

Anderson, who joined the GDA 

faculty in 1957, had a stellar 

career as a lacrosse coach 

and athletic director during his 

39 years at GDA. The plaque 

(right), mounted on large rock 

beside the fields, reads: The 

Robert E. Anderson Lower 

Fields. Named in honor of 

"Andy," who so ably served the 

Academy in the capacities of 

teacher, coach and athletic director from 1957 to 1996 




Dedicated May 30,1996." 



6 The Archon - Fall 1996 



BOARD GIFTS, YOUNG ALUMNI/AE CHALLENGE 
LEAD ANNUAL FUND TO STRONG START 



'n early commitment from 
the Academy's Board of Trustees, a 
generous challenge gift, a highly 
successful first annual Leadership 
Society Dinner and a well-attended 
Homecoming all have contributed to a 
strong start for the 1996-97 Annual 
Fund. 

The Trustees locked in their 
Annual Fund pledges and gifts in 



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Parents: Tom Carroll P'96'98 (left), who 
chairs the 1996-97 Parents' Fund with his 
wife Nancy, chats with John Pear '96 at the 
first annual Leadership Society Dinner in 
October. 



GDA STUDENTS 

TAKE ON WORLD DIVERSITY 

QUESTIONS 

IN "GAMES" 




|overnor Dummer 
students created a microcosm of the 
world and attempted to solve the 
intricate problems of human diversity 
on October 25 as the Academy played 
host to the World Games Institute. The 
World Game, a constructive and 
creative alternative to war games that 
was created by American architect and 
inventor Buckminster Fuller, asks 
students to represent social, political 
and financial interests of specific world 
regions. GDA freshmen and sopho- 
mores participated in the exercise, 
which took place on a gymnasium-size 
map of the world, and were asked to 
manage resources including food, 
energy, literacy, money and debt 
allocated according to real-world 
statistics. Presented by the non-profit 
World Games Institute, the workshop 
was a joint project of the Academy's 
English and History departments. 



advance of their first meeting of the 
1996-97 year, and Annual Giving 
Director Betsy Winder says she expects 
their enthusiasm to be "very conta- 
gious." "The Board's commitment, 
representing more than 20 percent of 
this year's goal of $725,000, sends a 
clear signal to all alumni/ae, parents 
and friends regarding the importance of 
Governor Dummer 's annual giving 
program," Winder said. 

Trustees and co-Development 
Committee chairs Carrie (Walton) 
Penner '88 and Put Flint '37 GP'99 have 
announced that they will provide a 
$10,000 challenge to encourage gifts 
from members of the graduating 
classes of 1981 to 1996. According to 
the terms of the Young Alumni/ae 
Challenge, Penner and Flint will 
match every new and increased gift 
from this group to a total of $10,000. 



More than 135 Annual Fund 
donors and volunteers from last year 
attended the Leadership Society Dinner 
and Homecoming on September 27 and 
28. The donors, who made leadership 
gifts to the Annual Fund last year, were 
honored for their support, and Class 
Agents Flint and Dan Morgan '67 P'97 
received awards for delivering the 
highest participation and highest dollar 
amounts from their classes, respec- 
tively. 

Winder said one of the goals of 
the year's Annual Fund drive is 
participation. This year's goal of 1,763 
alumni/ae donors represents approxi- 
mately 37 percent of the total alumni/ 
ae body. Also planned for this year's 
effort are greater fund-raising involve- 
ment from the Alumni/ae Council and 
phonathons in New York, Boston, 
Byfield and Los Angeles. 



DAVIS FOUNDATION MAKES $50,000 GRANT 



|overnor Dummer 
Academy has received a $50,000 grant 
from the Davis Family Foundation of 
Falmouth, ME. The foundation, 
created by the family of late GDA 
alumnus Howard Davis '56 and run by 
trustees including George Lord '39, 
invited the Academy to submit a capital 
request. After making a proposal that 
outlined plans for Governor Dummer 's 
capital projects, the Academy received 
notification that the foundation had 
approved the request, expressing 
particular interest in the new library. 



"We are particularly grateful to the 
Davis Family Foundation for its gift," 
said Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon. 
"The generosity demonstrated by the 
foundation's trustees is valuable to the 
Academy, both in terms of dollars and 
in encouraging others to make similar 
gifts." The construction and endow- 
ment of the two buildings - the largest 
project in the Academy's history - is 
expected to cost nearly $15 million. To 
date, GDA has received gifts and 
pledges of $7.3 million toward that 
total. 



ALUMS, FACULTY, STUDENTS VISIT GREECE 



fenty-nine Governor Dummer Academy faculty members, students and 
alums made a ten-day cultural and educational trip to Greece in June. 

GDA master English teachers Wally Rowe and Richard Searles led the 23 
students from all four classes, and alums Kim Grillo '84, John Markos '94 and Amanda 
Hirsch '94 on the trip to Athens, 
Mycenae, Delphi, Parnassos and 
a cruise to Myconos, Rhodes and 
Patmos. 



GDA in Greece: Seven GDA 
students pose on the temple 
mount at Delphi with Parnassos 
in the background. Pictured (L- 
R) are (front row) Michael 
Silverio '96, Andrew Titcomb '97, 
Eric Bornhofft '97, Ji Hoon 
Hwang '96 and (back row) Tom 
Gallagher '97 and Alec Stewart 
'98. 




The Archon - Fall 1996 7 



233rd Commencement 



?%s 



Long and Carroll 
Earn Top Honors 



R 



I and helping others. He urged the 



Speaker: Joshua 
L. Miner (above). 
At right, new 
graduates perform 
the rite of jumping 
the Mansion 
House wall. 



.aymond Moses Long and Lauren Elizabeth Carroll were awarded Governor Dummer Academy's highest 
awards at the Academy's 233rd commencement exercises on June 6 and 7. 

Joshua L. Miner P'69, GP'96'98, founding trustee of Outward Bound U.S.A., presented the Commencement address. 
Recounting the origins of Outward Bound, Miner said that research has proved that people gain unexpected strength and 
endurance through "getting their minds off themselves" 
graduates to heed the Academy's motto, "Non sibi sed 
aliis," (Not for self, but for others), to discover their 
true capabilities. 

Miner attended Phillips Exeter Academy before 
entering the military service during World War II, 
earning decorations that included the croix de guerre 
for bravery. Because he failed American history, 
however, Miner never received an Exeter diploma. In 
recognition of this fact, as well as Miner's subsequent 
accomplishments, Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon 
presented Miner with Governor Dummer Academy's 
first-ever honorary diploma. 

Long, who is from Lynn, was named recipient of 
the Morse Flag as "the senior whose record in all 
respects meets the highest approval of the faculty." 
Long also was presented the Goodwin Athletic Prize. 
In his four-year career at GDA, Long was named an 
All-Independent School League player and "Most Valuable Player" of 
the football team, two-year letter winner and tri-captain of the basketball 
team and four-year letter winner, M.V.P., I.S.L. Boston Globe All-Scholas- 
tic award winner and co-captain of the 
track team. A High Honor Roll student 
and member of the Cum Laude Society, 
Long was awarded the Memorial 
Mathematics Prize after his junior year. 
He also received a commendation from 
the National Merit Scholarship Corpora- 
tion. 
He is 
attending Dartmouth College. 

Carroll received the Academy Prize as "the senior 
whose unselfishness and sportsmanship has best exem- 
plified the spirit of the school." A consistent Honor Roll 
student, she was awarded the Peter Marshall French 
Trophy after her sophomore year and the Columbia 
University Book Award after her junior year. The 
Topsfield native was a four-year member of the varsity 
field hockey, lacrosse and varsity ice hockey teams and 
was involved in numerous Community Service projects. 
She is attending Dartmouth College. 

Zoltan Bela Szuts of Byfield was awarded the 





Top Awards: Head- 
master Peter W. 
Bragdon presents the 
Morse Flag to 
Raymond M. Long '96 
and the Academy 
Prize to Lauren E. 
Carroll. 



8 The Archon - Fall 1996 



Thorndike Hilton Cup as the ranking scholar in the senior class. The 
award was established by the class of 1919 in memory of their classmate 
Thorndike Hilton. Szuts consistently distinguished himself in all of his 
academic and artistic endeavors. As a musician, Szuts went, in the words 
of Fine Arts Department head Christopher Stowens, "further than any in 
his class toward combining intellect with intuition, the two key elements 
that turn art into fine art." Szuts will spend a year abroad before attend- 
ing Oberlin College. 

The Peter Marshall French Trophy was awarded to Jorge Armando 
Flores of Los Angeles, CA. The inscription on the award reads, "...to a 
student whose perseverance, sportsmanship and generous spirit on the 
playing field, regardless of distinction as an athlete, represent the highest 
standards of participation." A graduating senior, Flores was a letter- 
winning member of the football and wrestling teams. A High 
Honor Roll student and a member of the Cum Laude Society, 
Flores also received the Cumings Prize for "contributing to the 
welfare of the school." He is attending Stanford University. 

Kathryn Ann Renna of Newburyport received the 1996 
Alumni/ae Association Award, which is given "to that student 

who has shown 




community spirit 
and concern within 
the Academy 
during the senior 
year, thereby 
recognizing the 
recipient for quali- 
ties of awareness of 
others and of 
humanity, which 
over the years have continued 
as part of the Governor 
Dummer Academy trad- 
ition." Renna was a member 
of the Social Committee and 
Students Against Drunk 
Driving, a four-year tour 
guide and a proctor. She 
served on Red Key since her 
freshman year and taught 
kindergarten at the Brown 
School in Newburyport for 
her Senior Spring Term 
Project. She also played on 
the varsity soccer and ice 
hockey teams for the last 
three years. She is attending 
Boston College this year. 
The Anne Marie Murphy Athletic Award was presented to Kate 
Elizabeth Manzella of North Hampton, NH. Manzella played at the 
varsity level since her freshman year on the soccer, basketball and lacrosse 
teams. As a junior, she was the Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Athletic Award- 
winner. Manzella was tri-captain of the soccer team and co-captain of the 
basketball team in her senior year. In basketball, she also was M.V.P and 
an All-Independent School League selection. In lacrosse, Manzella was 
also voted M.V.P. and was selected for the All-Independent School 
League, All-New England and Ail-American teams. She has entered 
Colgate University . 

The 1996 Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Athletic Awards were presented to 
Colleen Anne Christopher of Hampton Falls, NH, and Joseph A. Nicastro 




Ariele Ebacher '96 






Commencement 
Address 

by Ariele Ebacher '96 

Ambrose Public Speaking Prize- Winner 

I have discovered something in the past 
few weeks that many of you may know all too 
well. Deciding where to spend your college 
years can be an entirely unpleasant and 
stressful experience. Of course it is exciting to 
think that I will soon be begin- 
ning a new part of my life, but 
there are certain anxieties that 
accompany this excitement. In 
the midst of fretting over this big 
decision, almost at the point of 
declaring that "There is no 
college out there for me," my 
father called my attention to the 
night before my first day ever at 
Governor Dummer Academy. 

As I recall, I spent the entire 
night sobbing to my dismayed 
parents that I did not, in any 
way, shape or form, want to go 
to Governor Dummer. Although 
in my reflection my fears seem ridiculous, at 
the time I felt I would find no one like me at 
America's oldest prep school. I was just a girl 
from Newburyport who was looking for 
something new in schooling. No one in my 
family had ever gone to a private school. I 
thought GDA meant people named Buffy and 
jocks that I had nothing in common with. I 
felt like I was crossing into another reality, 
where I would be left baffled and isolated by 
the world around me. 

When I arrived on campus, I soon discov- 
ered that at least one of my preconceptions 
was false: I met no one named Buffy. What I 
was met with was a diverse student body. 
There were people who played sports, people 
who did drama, people who immersed 
themselves in their own projects. I was 
scooped up by an over zealous sophomore, 
who proceeded to run me all over campus 
introducing me to more people than whose 
names I could possibly remember. When all 
was over and done with, I returned home 
each day of that first week overflowing with 
stories. 

For a year, I stayed with those people I 
first met in my first few moments here. I did 
not venture far beyond a group of friends in 
whom I found everything I needed. But when 

(continued on page 25) 



Baccalaureate 

Faculty 

Reflection 



by Albert T. Finn, Jr. 

Class of 1996 - You have 
done me a greater honor 
than you know by asking 
me to speak at your Baccalaureate 
Service. 

Your graduation has some signifi- 
cance for me. Twenty-five years ago 
almost to the day on June 12, 1971, 1 
was in you position but at a 
different school, Milton 
Academy, preparing to 
graduate and looking for- 
ward to new adventures in 
college. This year, therefore, 
marks my 25 th reunion, which 
is always a milestone in one's 
life, presenting the opportu- 
nity to reminisce and assess. 
Early this year, I received 
among other reunion items a 
questionnaire to be filled out 
full of disappointingly 
mundane questions. One of 
these questions was the predictable, 
"Recount a memorable experience you 
had while at Milton." Well, I had 
several possible answers, some 
printable, some not. One event which I 
recalled, but did not use, makes an 
interesting and instructive story. 

I wrestled while in high school, 
and for my first two years I was on the 
junior varsity team. One of our 
opponents was the varsity team of 
another school - the Perkins School for 
the Blind in Watertown, Massachu- 
setts. That's right, the Perkins School 
for the Blind. Now, before you snicker 
at the prospect, let me tell you, the 
wrestlers for the Perkins School were 
no slouches. How does a blind person 
wrestle, you might ask? Well, the 
answer is - pretty much as a sighted 
person wrestles. Physical contact must 
be maintained, so when a wrestler 
escapes from his opponent, he must 
return and touch hands with him. You 
don't need eyes to wrestle. 

In my freshman year, the wrestlers 
from Perkins came to Milton, but in 

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Albert T. Finn, Jr, 



III of Gloucester. The awards are 
"...presented at the conclusion of 
their junior year, to those scholar 
athletes — male and female — 
whose academic and athletic 
performances exhibit the character 
and commitment to excellence of 
Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr., President of 
the Board 1980-1992." Nicastro also 
received the Francis Scholarship as 
"a student of high character who has 
made substantial intellectual 
progress, and who has demon- 
strated a spirit of cooperation and 
helpfulness in the life of the school." 
Jacqueline M. Downing received 
the Whittemore Award as "a mem- 
ber of the sophomore 
class who, through 
attitude and persever- 
ance, has made the best 
contribution to the 
Academy." 

The Thespian Award, 
presented "for meritori- 
ous work in the field of 
dramatics, for inspiring 
participation, providing 
leadership and develop- 
ing theatrical knowledge 
and abilities," was 
awarded to Ariele 
Ebacher. Ebacher also received the 
Gaffney Prize, which is awarded to 
"...a senior who, in the opinion of 
the faculty, has been most consider- 
ate of the rights, opinions and 
sensibilities of others," and first- 
place in the Ambrose 
Speaking Contest, for 
excellence in public 
speaking. She is attend- 
ing the University of 
Massachusetts at 
Amherst. 

Jason Gelvan 
Greenberg won the 
Edward J. Rybicki Prize 
"for best demonstrating 
the qualities found in 
the teacher for whom 
the prize is named: 
selflessness, sense of 
humor, responsibility 
toward the welfare of 
others and the courage to live by a 
strong set of personal beliefs." He is 
attending Pepperdine University. 
The winners of the Barriskill 
Prize for contributions in the field of 



music were Tasneem Azim Nanji and 
Todd Horvath. Nanji is attending 
George Washington University. 
Horvath is attending Dickinson 
College. 

Alan James Atkins was awarded 
The Mercer Art Prize, which is desig- 
nated for the senior "with exceptional 
creativity and originality who has 
completed with honor grades all 
available studio art and art history 
courses at the Academy." 

The academic departments 
honored ten students with Moody 
Kent Prizes for outstanding academic 
achievement. The Fine Arts Depart- 
ment recognized senior Toban Antal 
Szuts for Art and Thorndike Hilton 
Cup-winner Zoltan Bela Szuts for 
Music. The Moody Kent Prize in 
English went to senior Naomi Odell. 
Thespian Award-winner Ariele 
Ebacher received the History Depart- 
ment prize. The Language Department 
recognized Morse Flag-winner 
Raymond M. Long in French, junior 
Eric D. F. Gordon in German and 
seniors Jeffrey A. Gilberg in Latin and 
Gabrielle Coffin in Spanish. Boonsit 
Yimwadsana was awarded the Moody 
Kent Prize in Science. 

The Academy's Special Prizes 
were awarded to Jeffrey A. Gilberg, 
who also was awarded third-place in 
the Ambrose Speaking Contest; 
Lauren M. Abernathy; Katherine D. 
Meyer; Ji Hoon Hwang; Jonathan 
Todd Walters, who also was awarded 




second-place in the Ambrose Speaking 
Contest; and Jeffrey R. LaBelle. 

Receiving the Wilkie Service 
Award, named for former Headmaster 

(continued on page 25) 



Baccalaureate Address 



by Elysa Marden '86 




Elysa Marden '86 



So here you are. You've done 
high school. How does it 
feel? Pretty good? You've 
probably been told a lot recently about 

what it means 
to be a gradu- 
^0^ ate of Gover- 

M ^ nor Dummer 

^# Academy. I'd 

like to share 
one or two 
perks that 
may not have 
been men- 
tioned yet. 

You 
receive the 
school maga- 
zine, The Archon, to catch up on all the 
gossip - assuming that your parents 
don't throw it out by mistake. And 
Reunion- reminder refrigerator 
magnets. This is this year's. 

Graduation is a turning point - 
dare I say even a milestone - that can 
change your life. There's a before and 
an after. Now, some people find change 
in their life more often than others. I 
went to college with a guy named 
Jason - he's doing avant-garde theater 
in Texas - whose life changed two, 
three times a week. Reading Sartre 
changed his life. A moment in a movie 
changed his life. A random comment 
overheard in the dining hall changed 
his life. I personally tended to find him 
a bit melodramatic. But as soon as 
Jason experienced something, he let it 
fill him and affect him. He could 
process and reevaluate all that had 
come before in his life on the basis of 
the new information. 

Italo Calvino, a modern Italian 
writer, in his Six Memos for the Next 
Millennium poses the following: "Who 
are we, who is each one of us, if not 
the combinatoria of experiences, 
information, books we have read, 
things imagined? Each life is an 
inventory of objects, a series of styles, 
and everything can be constantly 
shuffled and reordered in every way 
conceivable." 

At this point, a good portion of 
your experiences have been at GDA. 



You've learned a lot here, perhaps 
about atomic particles, French verbs, 
angle of incidence equals angle of 
reflection, whether you like 
Shakespeare. You've also learned 
about people: your classmates and 
teachers. You may have found 
friendships that will last a lifetime, 
even though you may not realize it 
now. Know that this, here - your 
experiences at GDA - are a solid 
foundation. But how that manifests 
itself in the future may 
be a surprise. Ten years 
ago, I planned on 
studying international 
relations with a focus on 
Asia at college. When I 
was at college, I studied 
archeology, and now I'm 
directing theater. 

Ten years ago, I 
would have said one of 
the most valuable things 
I did here was take a 
course in Asian history. Brian Ryb 

Now, what I once 
viewed as the more "tangential" 
experiences at GDA - working on 
shows like A Streetcar Named Desire, 
Back Country Crimes and Barefoot in 
the Park - are the experiences that, in 
some way, I use daily. A few years 
ago, I directed a show with ninth and 
tenth graders. I chose Story Theater, a 
play done here my sophomore year. 
My "inventory of experiences," so to 
speak, at GDA has shuffled consider- 
ably. 

So, value everything you've 
done here and everyone you met. 
Yes, even the failures and the people 
you didn't necessarily like. There's a 
good chance you may forget much of 
what has happened here. I know that 
it took a while for me to come up 
with who spoke at the '86 Baccalau- 
reate, and a poll of some of my 
classmates indicates that some don't 
remember at all; but there will be 
moments that will stay with you 
forever, and sometimes things will 
pop up, like Story Theater, most 

(continued on page 27) 



Baccalaureate 

Student 

Reflection 



G 




by Brian Rybicki '96 

overnor Dummer Academy. 
These three words no 
doubt bring about a 
different reaction in each person in 
this crowd. To some, it is a place they 
just finished paying for. To others, it is 
a place they will finish paying for in the 
years to come. To some students, GDA 
has been their home for the 
last two, three, four and, in a 
few rare cases, five years. For 
me, these three words mean 
something more than just a 
home for the last four years; 
they mean a home for the 
last 19. 

As the son of a former 
faculty member here at GDA 
my first introduction to this 
school took place 19 years 
ago, when we first moved 
cki'96 here. I grew up on this 

campus and witnessed 
students come and go many times. I 
grew with the school and changed as it 
changed. There were no secrets on 
campus that I didn't know. Getting 
into the gym was never a problem, as 
my brother and I often resorted to 
climbing through windows for access. 
The campus was my playground 
growing up, and I knew it like the 
back of my hand. 

Aside from a large campus to 
explore were other benefits, such as 
several students whom I lived with 
and was friends with. As a young 
child, I grew up with the dorm stu- 
dents, and for that reason was a step 
ahead of the other kids my age. My 
vocabulary at the age of ten could 
rival any other foul-mouthed kid in 
the state. I knew every catch phrase 
and funny combination of swear 
words in the book. My exposure to the 
dorm students at a young age influ- 
enced me in many ways. I most 
definitely grew up faster than the 
other kids fenced in in their own 
neighborhoods. The dorm students 

(continued on page 27) 





Campus on the Move 







overnor Dummer Academy this summer broke 
ground on the most ambitious building project in 
its 234-year history — the construction of a 20,000- 

square-foot library and a 30,000- 
square-foot mathematics- 
science center. First, however, 
came a few preliminary — 
though not inconsequential — 
moves. 

Moody House had been 
moved the previous summer to 
its new site between Nannie B. 
Phillips Dormitory and Evans 
Cottage. This summer, Moody's 
longtime neighbor, the Little 
Red Schoolhouse, was relocated 
to a beautifully landscaped 
venue at the corner of Elm 
Street and Middle Road, where 
it now graciously welcomes all visitors to campus. Where 
these two venerable GDA icons stood, heavy equipment 
soon moved in to prepare for construction of the 
Pescosolido Library. 

Next, Mason Cottage was razed and the Pierce tennis 
courts were removed to make way for the Mathematics- 
Science Center, which will be connected to a renovated 
Schumann Science Center. Then, the Noyes Library (a/k/a 

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s 



This page (counter-clockwise from top left): (1) The Little Red 
Schoolhouse, having just moved off its foundation, is rolled 
onto Old Elm Street. (2) Avoiding trees, it passes the Mansion 
House (at right). (3) Next it rounds the Milestone (note the 
Frost Building at far right). (4) The tractor-trailer stops at the 
intersection of Elm Street and Middle Road before backing into 
the newly excavated location (5). Finally, the Schoolhouse is 
eased into its new location (6) to await a foundation, which will 
be poured beneath it. Moving earth at the Groundbreaking 
Ceremonies (center) were (l-r) master Mathematics teacher 
Richard Leavitt; Librarian Mary Leary; Science Department 
Chair Stephen Metz; Board President Daniel Morgan '67 P'97; 
benefactors Carl A. Pescosolido P'55 '57, David M. Harris '36 
and Robert F. Schumann '40 P'66'74; Headmaster Peter W. 
Bragdon; and Board Buildings and Grounds Committee Chair 
Gerry Mack P'87'91 '93. 




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"Uncle Tom's Cabin") also made room for the new struc- 
ture, taking the long way around the Duncan Student 
Health Center to find a new home at the crest of the hill 
between The Commons and Parsons Schoolhouse. Here, 
too, personnel and machines quickly moved in to begin 
their work, all of which is scheduled for completion before 
September 1997. During all this activity, workers also began 
— and completed — a 4,600-square-foot addition to Perkins 
Dormitory to house two faculty apartments and six student 
rooms, more than compensating for the loss of Mason. 
To date, the Academy has received gifts and pledges 
totaling $7.3 million toward the cost of the new construc- 
tion. In early October, the Academy received $10 million in 
bridge financing from a Massachusetts Industrial Finance 
Agency bond offering in order to cover the immediate cash 
flow needs of the construction projects. 

GDA Board of Trustees President Daniel M. Morgan '67 
presided over the official groundbreaking ceremonies, 
which took place during Reunion '97 in June. Following is 
the text of his speech to the crowd assembled beneath a tent 
located in the quad -- virtually equidistant from the two 
construction sites: 

"Today we begin not only one but two significant 
building projects, the impact of which will be felt for years 

(continued on page 14) 




This page (clockwise from top right): (1) Noyes Library, 
newly freed from its foundations, moves along the 
service road behind the Duncan Student Health Center. 
(2) Looking back toward Schumann (right) and The 
Commons (left) after Noyes' departure and the razing of 
Mason Cottage. (3) The scene from near Schumann 
(left), after the buildings and tennis courts have been 
removed. (4) Noyes in the parking area behind 
Parsons Schoolhouse. (5) As winches grind, Noyes 
ascends the hill toward The Commons. (6) Noyes in its 
new home, with its foundation complete and landscap- 
ing underway. 




I 



to come. Look around and you will see 
the buildings that reflect the history 
and growth of this school through the 
years. Beginning with the Mansion 
House, which was used as the first 
dormitory, building by building we 
travel through time up to today when, 
by our actions, we will participate in 
that continuum of progress that 
has been the essence of this 
Academy. Today, however, we 
proceed on a scale not seen 
before. 

"By the way of establishing a 
perspective, let me give a couple 
of examples. 

"First, from the Governor 
Dummer Academy History, by 
former Headmaster Jack Ragle, I 
quote: The three Trustees named in 
the will had seen to it that income 
from the rental of the Mansion 
House and farm during 1762 was used to 
provide for the building of the first 
schoolhouse. The parish committee, of 
which Moses Parsons was an influential 
(if not leading) member, had designated a 
site in front of the Mansion House, a little 
toward Newburyport. The modest, one- 
story building that was erected there 
contained but two rooms, and a vestibule 
with facilities for hanging jackets and 
coats, the whole of this area covering an 
area but 20 by 30 feet. The Little Red 
Schoolhouse (and that it was actually red 
in color is confirmed in a letter of 
Nehemiah Cleveland, who studied there 
under Isaac Smith very early in the 
nineteenth century) stands to this day in a 
prominent spot on the Academy campus. 
It has survived a checkered career and 
many moves. 

"Next, I'd like to read excerpts 
from a fund-raising speech given by 
my grandfather, Philip M. Morgan, in 
1955 to raise capital for what became 
the Frost Building. See if it has a 
familiar ring: 

At the Trustees' meeting held on the 
12"' of September 1953, some 21 months 
ago, our Headmaster called to the Trustees' 
attention the need for more and better 
classroom facilities at Governor Dummer 
Academy. The Headmaster went on to 
point out the usage of our 13 classrooms 
was at a maximum, with all of them in use 
seven periods per day, five days per week, 
excepting that the Duncan basement 
classroom was free one period each day 
and the Cobb Room was in use six out of 

14 The Archon - Fall 1996 



seven class periods, but not every day in 
the week. The Headmaster stressed the 
need for science laboratories for the 
adequate teaching of chemistry, physics 
and biology, and he also stated that the 
Noyes Library had been entirely outgrown 
by the school - that it was used as a 
classroom five days per week for all seven 




Progress: The foundation of the new 
library takes shape in the shadow of Frost. 

class periods, and that it was built in 
1930, when the school had but 65 boys 
enrolled, as compared with the 215 boys 
that are now attending Governor Dummer 
Academy. 

From these excerpts of the 
Headmaster's report on this situation, I 
am sure that it is evident to you, as it was 
to the Trustees, that there was a real need 
for more and for better classrooms and for 



modernization of Schumann Science 
Center, including the addition of 
mathematics facilities. The price tag of 
building and endowment will ap- 
proach $15 million. It is, by far, the 
biggest one-time financial commit- 
ment and investment we have ever 
made for the future of this Academy. 
"Yes, in terms of size and 
financial commitment, what we 
do today is orders of magnitude 
greater than what has ever been 
done before. However, it is very 
important to keep in mind that 
as much as the Little Red 
Schoolhouse and Frost were 
built in response to the needs of 
their time, the projects we 
embark on today are no less a 
response to the needs of today 
and the vision of tomorrow. 
"It has been principally the 
generosity of these three gentlemen on 
the podium, Mr. Carl Pescosolido, Mr. 
Robert Schumann and Mr. David 
Harris — as well as two anonymous 
gifts of $1 million dollars each that 
have created the momentum and 
given us the opportunity of beginning 
these two critical building projects at 
this time. We cannot adequately 
express our appreciation for this to 
them. Hopefully our thanks, plus the 
knowledge of the immense benefits 




a larger and better library and much better their generosity will bring to genera- 
laboratory facilities. tions of young adults will begin the 

Floor plans were drawn of a building 
which would provide the needed facilities 
— namely, two 
laboratories with 
lecture halls 
(small), six or 
seven classrooms, 
in which general 
subjects could be 
taught, and a 
library large 
enough for a 
school our size. 

At a special 
meeting of the Trustees held on the 10 th of 
May 1954, it was voted to proceed with 
the construction of a library and science 
building at an estimated cost of $650,000 
and that steps be taken at once to raise 
that sum of money. 

"These then illustrate a couple of 
prior building campaigns. By compari- 
son, today we embark on two major 
projects - a new library and the 



The Pescosolido Library: The architects' rendering of the 
library's east elevation, showing the curving glass wall of the 
reference section. 



measure of the appreciation they 
deserve. To them I say thank you, 
thank you, thank you. Their generosity 
has given us the impetus to go for- 
ward, but I would be remiss if I did 
not point out to this particular audi- 
ence that we still have several million 
dollars to raise in order to cover all of 
the costs of these projects." 

Photos by G. Matthew Pike, Richard N. Leavitt 
and Jeffrey P. Kelly '85. 




Women of '91 : Kori Winter, Rebecca Baker, 
Nicole LaTour, Regan Jones, Sharon Ricketts 
and Alex Vincent Regan stop outside the 
Phillips Building during Reunion '96. 



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ore than 300 alumni /ae and 
their guests returned to GDA 
for Reunion '96 weekend, 
June 14, 15 and 16. Reunion festivities 
began Friday night with a cocktail 
party on the Quad and Class dinners 
around campus, followed by an 
evening gathering in the Phillips 
Building and individual Class parties. 

The activities on Saturday 
began with the 16 th Annual Reunion Pie Race. The five-kilometer race was won 
by Tim O'Keefe '94, who set a new record with a time of 18 minutes, 17 seconds. 
Top woman finisher Jenny Ogden, wife of Jeff Ogden '76, also established a new 
benchmark with her time of 25:52. Ten runners crossed the finish line in time to 
be awarded a freshly baked pie. 

More than 50 Reunioners attended the panel discussion, "GDA Through 
the Eyes of its Students," in which four current students described their 
recent experiences. 

Headmaster Peter Bragdon presided over the groundbreaking ceremo- 
nies for the new Pescosolido Library and mathematics-science center, 
the Academy's largest-ever construction project. Board of Trustees 
President Daniel Morgan '67, P'97 and Trustee Gerry Mack 
P'87'91'93, chair of the Board's Buildings and Grounds Committee, 
offered perspective and a progress report before joining faculty 
members and donors in the symbolic turning of the soil. (See "GDA's 
Campus on the Move," elsewhere in this issue.) 
After the ceremony, the Alumni /ae Glee Club with Old Guardsmen 
Art Sager and Ben Stone performed to a full house in Moseley Chapel. 
Highlights of the concert included selections by the Meistersingers, led 
by Clark Neily '37, and performances by Irvine Williamson '45, Denis 
Golden '62 and Elizabeth Leary '88. 
The Parade of Classes preceded a champagne luncheon with the Bragdons in 
the Mansion House for the Old Guard and the Class of '46. Alumni /ae Council 
President Karen Schulte '83 later presented the Reunion Class Bowls to the 
classes of 1956 and 1971 in recognition of their total contributions and participa- 
tion, respectively. Putnam Flint '37, GP'99 was named Alumnus of the Year, and 
Warren Lane '27 was recognized as the oldest alumnus in attendance. In the 
evening, more than 275 Reunioners gathered at the Pescosolido Field House for 
cocktails and class pictures, followed by dinner and dancing in Alumni Gym. 

Sunday began with 
a farewell brunch in the 
Jacob Dining Hall for one 
last chance to see friends 
and classmates until their 
return in 2001. 

(For a pictorial 
review of Reunion '96, turn 
the page.) 



In performance: The Alumni/ae Glee Club 




Class of 1966: (L-R) Michael Little, 
Dana Woodward, Edgar 
Caldwell, Ford 
Schumann. 



Class of 1976: First row (L-R): Chris Darke, David 
Higgins, Bill Woods, Steve French. Second row 
(L-R): Steve Spaulding, Dana 
Russell, Jeff Ogden. 



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Old Guard: First row (L-R): 
Warren Lane, Andrew Little, 
Don Stockwell, Don Palais, 
Dudley Follansbee, John 
Healy. Second row (L-R): 
Phil Simpson, Ted Stitt, 
Tom Fenn, David Harris. 
Dave Goodhart. Third 
row (L-R): Dick 
Cousins, Rita and Bo 
Jameson, Leon Noyes. 



Class of 1946: First row 
(L-R):William Silver, Lynden 
Watkins, Herb Levine, Doug Miller, 
Warren Hill. Second row (L-R): Ted 
Mixer, Paul Gaudin, Brewster 
Hemenway, George Duffy, Bob 
Waugh, Ed Maxson. 



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1981: First row (L-R): 
Richard Aranosian, Eric Jones, 
Kathryn O'Leary, Lisa 
Louden, Dan Cross. 
Second row (L-R): Dave 
Bowley, Kristen Russell- 
Bowley, Joanne Leary, Edward' 
O'Dell, Patti O'Dell, Ben Frost, 
Dan Cooke. Third row (L-R): 
Susan Miller, Sarge 
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Class of 1971: First row 
(L-R): Eric 
Nietsch, 
Andrew 
Nelson, Ed 
Catlin, Rick 
Barrett. Alan 
Brewer, Julian 
Ellis. Second 
row (L-R): Peter 
Alfond, Jed Lee, 
Wayne Gray. Third 
row (L-R): Tom 
McMeekin, Mark 
Nickerson, Jack 
Stanyon. 

Class of 1951: First 
row (L-R): Dick 

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^ Dave Pope, Fred 
Franzius. Second 
row (L-R): George 
McGregor, George 
Kirkham, Ted Barrows, Chuck 
Hussey, Charlie Gesen. Third row 
(L-R): David Bullock, Bob Wenz. 
Marc amRhein, Bill Atwell. 



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Class of 1956: First row (L- 
^R): Tom Elder, Latham 
Nichols, Rey Moulton, Art 
Balser, Peter Renkert. Second 
row (L-R): Donald Dunsford, John 
Tisdale, George Needham, Joe MacLeod, 
Hunt Blatchford. Third row (L-R): Jim 
^^^ Dean, John Wilson, Tony Miller. 




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1961: (L-R) Tom 

Woodruff, Steve 

Sawyer, Dick 

Snowdon, Tom 

Mercer, Dave 

Stringer. 



Class of 1991: 

First row (L-R): 
Meredith Kalil, 
Charles Peterman, 
Toby Levine, Leah 
Colangelo, Cathy 
Second row (L-R): 
Charles Rodman. Nicole 
LaTour, Betsy Smith, Michelle Paradis, Jake "^^^ W Atwood, Nick Dunham. 
Third row (L-R): Lindsay Miller, Peter Jacobs, Alex ^^W Vincent, Alexis Colby, 
Jason Uttam, Rory Cullen, Easton Craft. Fourth row (L-R): Phil Getchell, Sharon 
Rickett Kori Winter, Rebecca Baker, Karen Queen, Liza Loughman, Giovanni Pacelli. 
Fifth row ^l-R): Catherine Tuthill, Andy Tanton, Brian Novelline, Todd Graff, Michael 
Burke. Scott McLeod, Graeme Jones, Chris Troianello. Todd Bairstow, Ruby VanLoan, 
John Clifford, Matt Murphy, Stratton Newbert, Stacia Piacente, Bence Oliver. 



Burgess, Caren Lee. 
David Graichen, Meghan Price, 



Class of 1986: ^"^^^^ 

First row (L-R): Margaret 
Asadoorian, Jeneanne Pina, Eric Krukonis 
Second row (L-R): Vanessa Hunt, Lee 
Hayman. Susan Murray (guest), Karen 
Rybicki. Third row (L-R): Monique Proulx, 
Hedi Dur, Sumant Bhatia, Alison Zweil. 
Fourth row (L-R): Tim Nesbit, Bill Sweeney 
Kim Rochford, Elysa Marden, Blake 
Underhill. Fifth row (L-R): Raul Valdes- 
Fauli, Tracy Beckett, Chris Twomey, 
George McCarthy, Mike Jasse, John Bailly 
Sixth row (L-R): Gene Taft, Derric Small, 
Noah Wendler, Paul Nardone. 



Partners: Alumni/ae Glee 
Club conductor Art Sager 
and accompanist Ben Stone 
share a moment together in 
Moseley Chapel. 

Cheers!: Rick Nietsch 71 and 
his wife Patti, Steve Dunn 71 
and his wife Katy, Jed Lee 71 
and Wayne Gray 71 dine in the 
Youngman Gallery at the 
Kaiser Visual Arts 
Center. 



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Friends from '56: Herb Hodos, John 
Henry and Chuck Duncan share a laugh 
after their class dinner in the James 
Duncan Phillips Library 



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Reunion Pie Race-winner 
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congratulated by race host 
Coach David Abusamra. 






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Reunioners Julian Ellis and 
Andrew Nelson, repre- 
senting the Class of 71 . 



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classmates: Lyndie 

Watkins '46 and Bill 

Silver '46 catch up 

at dinner in the 

Mansion House. 



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themselves: 

Toby Levine '91 
and Leah 
Colangelo '91 

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Reunion '96. 



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Kitchen: (L-R) 

Ethel and Irv Williamson 45, Joy 

Towne AW45, Dick Cousins 45, Harriet 

and Leon Noyes '45 and Judy 

and Don Palais 45. 



'81-ers: Richard 
Aronosian, Eric Jones, Eric 
and Patty Adell, Kathy 
O'Leary and Dan and 
Suzanne Cross pause 
before their Reunion Class 
Dinner in the Jacob Dining 
Hall. 




Old Guard gathering: 

Alice Stockwell, Ted Stitt 
'42, Don Stockwell '39, 
Phil Simpson '39, Sue 
Simpson, Bob Schumann 
40 and Marilyn Schumann 
pose before dinner in the 
Mansion House. 



The Archon - Fall 1996 17 



Dreams, Habitats and 




Master teacher Katherine Krall Guy is the fourth faculty member 
to participate in the Academy's new summer sabbatical program, 
established through a grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. 



18 The Archon - Fall 1996 



by Katherine Krall Guy 



Humanity 




N 



ow that I think 
about it, the seeds for my 
sabbatical had been 
planted for decades and 
been lying dormant until 
one day when I was chat- 
ting with Peter Bragdon. 
Out of the blue, he shot the 
question at me, "And what 
would you do, Kathy Guy, 
with a summer sabbatical?" 
Startingly quickly and self- 
assuredly, I countered, "I'd 
go to a Spanish-speaking 
country and build houses." 

I was shocked; it was as 
if I had stepped back from my 
body and watched the words fly 
out by their own design. Yet, 
this was my long-buried dream. 

The dream both made 
logical sense and filled a certain 
spiritual void. As a student of 
Spanish, I wanted to jump into the 
communicative foray, to test and 
sharpen my skills. As a teacher, I 
wanted, for a change, to trade the 
intangible act of teaching for a 
more physical output, the rewards 
of which might be more immedi- 
ately seen and measured. And 



lastly, I felt an urgency, welling 
up from somewhere within, to 
break out of the safety of my 
insular existence in order to "do 
some good" somewhere in the 
great unknown. After much 
soul-searching and many false 
starts, I landed upon Habitat for 
Humanity International; its two- 
week program in Pisco, Peru was 
to become mine. 

Indeed, Habitat had been 
a secret goal tucked far into my 
subconscious ever since Jimmy 
Carter had promoted it in the 
'Seventies. In a funny way, I 
knew that embarking on this 
experience was somehow keep- 
ing a tacit promise to myself, and 
I found myself walking on air in 
anticipation of this venture. As 
the trip approached, however, 
jitters set in. Increasingly, I 
became aware of the uncertain- 
ties involved. Peru, a magnifi- 
cently scenic country boasting 
spectacular indigenous wonders, 
had also been the scene of some 
terrorism in recent history. As I 
began undergoing a long string 
of shots and preventive medica- 
tions for exotic diseases I'd only 
read about, the reality of Peru's 
lower standard of living in 
certain regions began to impress 
me in a new, somewhat unnerv- 
ing way. And most recently, I 
was encountering sometimes- 
teary resistence from my son, 
who, in the wake of the TWA 
disaster, asked repeatedly, "Why 
do you have to go?" 

The question was a good 



The Archon - Fall 1996 19 



conditions around us while, at the 
same time, finding ourselves con- 
stantly lifted by the honesty, the 
kindness, the warmth and the strength 
of spirit of our Peruvian "brothers in 
building." 

Habitat for Humanity is well 
rooted in Peru, having established 19 
affiliates throughout the country since 
the founding of Habitat's very first 
international affiliate there. Its goal is 



one; it haunted me, because I didn't 
yet have the answer for it. Indeed, the 
day before I left, I pulled my car up 
next to that of a friend. Nervous and 
oversensitive to my son's apprehen- 
sions, I leaned out the car window and 
asked, "Why didn't I just decide to 
take my family to Disneyworld?" He 
said simply, " It would be too easy." 
So down I flew to Miami, where 12 
strangers from ages 17 to 70 and 

hailing from 

Everywhere, 
U.S.A., and I 
embarked on a 
joint adventure 
and a shared 
sense of mission. 

We 
arrived at 4:30 
a.m. at the sleepy 
Lima airport. A 
modern, well- 
appointed 
international 
airport by day, 
the International 
Arrivals area, in 
the middle of the 
night, was 
primitive. Bags 
were lifted off 
the cart and onto 
the conveyor belt 
one by one, at 
snail's pace. 
When some of us 
sought out the 
restroom before 
our four-hour 
bus ride to Pisco, we were dismayed at simple: to help provide decent hous- 




willingness — in attitude and in act — 
to come through with the "sweat 
equity," amounting to four eight-hour 
days per week until the entire project 
is completed. The commitment could 
last for years. However, the financial 
savings were worth the effort; a three- 
room house in the Pisco project cost 
approximately $2,200, about one-fifth 
the cost in some of the less stable, 
government-sponsored programs. In 

addition, future 
neighbors work- 
ing side by side to 
create a common 
community 
enjoyed, as a by- 
product, an 
increase in their 
sense of unity. To 
hold the program 
together socially, 
Habitat assigned a 
social worker, 
who worked hard 
at the project to 
orchestrate the 
needs and interac- 
tions of the 
families destined 
one day to become 
neighbors. 

Proyecto 
Confraternidad in 
the San Clemente 
district of Pisco 



Nervous and oversensitive to my son's apprehensions, 
I leaned out the car window and asked a friend, "Why 
didn't I just decide to take my family to Disneyworld?" He had just celebrated 
said simply, " It would be too easy." 



the lack of conditions of the restrooms: 
wet bathroom floors, no paper, toilets 
with neither seats nor flushing capa- 
bilities, and no running water for 
washing hands. It was an anomaly, 
we hoped, and we exited the airport in 
darkness to be greeted by a handful of 
banner-carrying, soon-to-be-friends 
who welcomed us as if we were 
hometown heroes. 

The dichotomy between 
material poverty and the richness of 
the Peruvian spirit, first made clear to 
us that night, became the leit-motif for 
our experience in Proyecto 
Confraternidad in the district of San 
Clemente, in Pisco, Peru. We would 
spend the next week noting what 
were, for us, the substandard living 



ing for those needing housing. At the 
same time, it requires that its future 
homeowners make a "sweat equity" 
commitment to the building of both 
their own homes and others'. The 
municipal government deeds to HFH 
a tract of land, which HFH divides 
into plots and, upon the family's 
completing payments, eventually 
deeds to the family. In order to apply 
for the program, a person must be: (1) 
in need of housing; (2) able to make 
the down payment (the equivalent of 



its first birthday 
by completing and 
assigning its first 
stage of 54 housing units. We were 
there to lend some physical and much 
moral support as the project under- 
took its second stage of 70 more 
homes. On ride from Lima to 
Pisco down the two-lane Pan Amer- 
ican Highway, which paralleled the 
arid coast, we had been struck by the 
miles and miles of concrete walls 
seeming to contain nothing within 
them, or at best, shabby rows of 
roofless walls — "shantytowns" for 
the poor. Our role was to serve as a 
"working" model of encouragement 



$10) and meet the monthly payment of and support for those who strove to 

$10 for 20 years; (3) a parent of chil- earn their way out of the shantytown 

dren needing housing. Whether or not trap. 

one's nuclear family is intact plays no So, the first day consisted of 

role in qualifying for the program. somewhat misleading fanfare. We 
What counts more, though, is one's (continued on page 23) 



20 The Archon - Fall 1996 



How Can You Be 
Black, Gay. . . 
and Republican? 




by 
Abner A. Mason '80 



'm not exactly sure when I decided to 
run for election as a delegate to the 1996 
Republican National Convention in San 
Diego, but as the results were read and it 
was clear that I had been elected, I remem- 
ber thinking, "What have I gotten myself 
into now?' 

As a black, gay Republican, I knew that my elec- 
tion was a first for Massachusetts and for the Republi- 
can Party nationally. And given the anti-gay intolerant tenor of the 
1992 Republican Convention in Houston, I was sure that my pres- 
ence in San Diego as an openly gay delegate would attract attention 
- and perhaps not all of it good. I also knew that I would be asked 
more than once, "What are you doing here?" and "How can you be 
gay and Republican?" 

I have answered these questions many times, and despite my appre- 
hension about how I would be received at the San Diego convention, I 
knew it was the logical place for me to be. I say logical because I have 
spent the last four years as National President, and now Vice Chairman, of 
Log Cabin Republicans, the largest gay and lesbian Republican organiza- 
tion in the country, with 54 chapters in 38 states and over 12,000 members. 
In fact, the Boston Log Cabin chapter was crucial to my election as a 
delegate. 

Picture this: Saturday afternoon, Belmont High School auditorium, and 
the election for three delegates from the 8 th Congressional district is about 
to take place. The room is packed, and it is divided roughly down the 
middle, with gay Republicans and other moderates there to support me on 
one side, and, on the other, Christian Coalition members there to support 
Bob Semonian, the chairman of the Buchanan campaign in Massachusetts. 
We were both elected, along with one other moderate. Were it not for Log 
Cabin, all three delegates would have been Buchanan supporters. 

Gay Republicans have two broad goals. First, we want to change the 
Republican Party by working within it to make it once again the "Party of 
Lincoln" - an inclusive party committed to the principle that government 
ought to be limited but efficient and respectful of the individual rights of 
every American. By advocating for an inclusive party, I mean a party that 



The Archon - Fall 1996 21 



welcomes, seeks the support of 
and treats with respect every 
American who shares the 
Republican Party's philosophy 
and approach to government. 

That philosophy at its best, 
and most simply put, is this: We 
believe that government governs best 
when it governs least. We believe in 
the essential equality of all Americans, 
so we support equal rights. And for 
the same reason, we oppose efforts to 
create special rights for one or another 
group of Americans. We are a pro- 
business party because we believe that 
a job has always been and remains the 
best social welfare program. We are 
tough on violent crime because we 
believe that the security and safety of 
citizens in their homes and neighbor- 
hoods is one of the first obligations of 
government. We support a strong 
defense because we believe it to be the 
surest way to protect freedom and 
preserve peace. And we believe that 
the role of government in the lives of 
citizens ought to be as limited as 
possible so as to preserve the ability of 
every American to pursue his or her 
own idea of the American dream. 

For the majority of Republicans, 
these are the beliefs that make us 
Republicans. These are also the beliefs 
that appeal to a growing majority of 
Americans. When the Republican 
Party embraces these beliefs and all 
the Americans who share them - 
straight and gay, male and female, 
black and white - we create majorities 
that win elections. This has happened 
with Governor Weld and Representa- 
tive Torkildsen of Massachusetts and 
mayors Guiliani of New York and 
Riordan of Los Angeles, to name a few 
instances where I have been person- 
ally involved. 

Log Cabin's work in the Republi- 
can Party is critical to the creation of a 
more inclusive and tolerant GOP, but 
it is not enough. This brings me to our 
second goal, which is to take a leader- 
ship role in helping the gay equality 
movement to focus much more of its 
efforts and resources on moderate and 
conservative Americans. 

The reason for this re-focus is that 
the effort to achieve equality for gays 
and lesbians will ultimately not 
succeed because of a judge's ruling, 
the vote of a legislative body or an 
executive order by a president - even a 
president capable of keeping his 





By being openly gay or 
lesbian and active in the 
Republican Party, we have 
become the Far Right's 
worst nightmare. Instead 
of knee-jerk leftist activists 
who still influence the di- 
rection of gay politics, we 
need gay leaders who 
more accurately reflect the 
values of our community 
and who understand that 
success will ultimately 
come through education 
and persuasion. 

promises. Gays and lesbians will 
achieve the equality we seek when we 
have convinced the majority of 
Americans that we should be treated 
equally. Americans are the most fair- 
minded people in the world. But if 
you ask the average American 
whether perverts should be treated 
equally, many - if not most - will say 
no. And who can fault them? As long 
as our fellow Americans believe the 
stereotypes of who we are, they will 
continue to believe that we are all 
either sexual deviants, if they are 
inclined to believe the propaganda put 
out by the Far Right, or they will 
believe that we are all anti-American, 
anti-Christian, ultra-leftists, if they are 
inclined to believe the propaganda put 
out by the Far Left. As long as the 
majority of gays and lesbians are 
defined by these extreme stereotypes, 
we will lose the battle for full equality. 
And as long as the discussion about 
equality for gays and lesbians is 
simply a debate between those on the 
Far Right and those on the Far Left, we 
will lose. 

We must challenge the stereotypes 
created by the Far Right and Left. 
Simply being honest about who we are 
is the first step. Gay Republicans defy 



stereotypes of both the Left and 
Right. By being openly gay or 
lesbian and active in the Republi- 
can Party, we have become the Far 
Right's worst nightmare. Instead 
of knee-jerk leftist activists who 
still influence the direction of gay 
politics, we need gay leaders who 
more accurately reflect the values of 
our community and who understand 
that success will ultimately come 
through education and persuasion. 
This is also why it was so essential that 
the convention have openly gay 
delegates on the floor and available to 
the national media. From a media 
perspective, presidential nominating 
conventions are the Olympics of 
American politics. The great shame of 
the 1992 Houston Convention was that 
no one was prepared or willing to 
challenge the intolerant and bigoted 
statements that were made. Although 
I hoped the Party would not repeat the 
mistakes of 1992, 1 was prepared to 
respond. 

Unlike far too many gay activists 
on the Left, most gays do not seek the 
overthrow of American society to 
make way for the creation of a "queer 
nation," and unlike far too many 
voices from the Right, we do not 
define traditional American values in 
a way that excludes equality and 
acceptance for one or another part of 
the American family. We need gay 
leaders who are, by experience and 
political philosophy, capable of 
understanding and working with 
moderate and conservative Ameri- 
cans. Leaders with this ability will be 
ideally suited to begin the dialogue 
that we must have with the American 
public, because it is only through 
dialogue that we will be able to sort 
through the differences we have with 
various segments of American society. 

Whether it is parents fearful of 
what it means to have a gay child, or 
Christians struggling to reconcile 
equal rights for gays with the dictates 
of faith and scripture, or straight 
Americans who believe recognition of 
gay marriages somehow devalues 
marriage between men and women, or 
young gays who feel that suicide is 
preferable to the life they think being 
gay means they must live, or the 
American who believes that equal 
rights for gays and lesbians means 
special rights, and yet another cat- 

( continued on page 24) 



22 The Archon - Fall 1996 



Dreams, Habitats and Humanity 

(continued from page 20) 

were checked into a surprisingly 
adequate hotel, made to eat good 
meals, especially sensitive to the 
dietary precautions prescribed for 
tourists, and generally lauded. One of 
our first functions was to participate in 
a press conference held to honor and 
promote Habitat's success in that 
locale. Next, a parade headed by local 
dignitaries, homeowners and even an 
Andean band accompanied us to the 
worksite. There, we danced, we ate 
some more and, finally, we worked. 

We worked hard. The duplex- 
style homes were one story, concrete- 
block construction. Since the construc- 
tion jobs for any day depended largely 
on what materials were available and 
the specialties of the workers reporting 
that day, we noticed future homes in 
all stages of construction. There were 
lines traced in the dusty soil to mark 
future foundations; there were founda- 
tions dug and packed with large rocks 
to hold the "mezcla" (concrete mix- 
ture); there were foundations poured; 
there were plumb lines set up to mark 
future concrete walls; there were 




concrete blocks drying in the sun; 
there were re-bars ("reinforcement 
bars") standing like lonely skeletal 
sentinels at the corners of unbuilt 
houses. But always, someone was 
working, somewhere — usually 
silently, perhaps mechanically, but 
always with utter concentration and 
singleness of purpose. We tried hard 
to fit in. Every morning, we lined up 
to get our orders from Pedro, the 
foreman, and we performed that task 
until we learned to read our environ- 
ment and insinuate ourselves into an 
understaffed job. Fortunately for most 
of us, the building tasks required little 
sophistication. 

I spent my first day going to 
the putrid-smelling well to fill my 
wheelbarrow with water needed for 
mixing a seemingly infinite supply of 
mezcla. Learning to load and push the 
barrow became the trick, and after 
several runs, I could take some sweet 
pride in my increasingly-controlled 
splashing. When my arms began to 
ache, I stopped for a break, took off 
my leather work gloves to massage 
my sore palms, and noticed that the 
young, gloveless woman hustling her 
wheelbarrow beside me 
was about six months 
pregnant. She and the 
other men, women, and 
even children working at 
the project were eager to 
stand out as dedicated 
workers in the hopes of 
earning one of the houses 
currently under construc- 
tion; as a result, neither she 
nor the others complained 
with the weight of the 
wheelbarrow or when the 
rough cement block tore 
their fingertips into soft, 
bloody pads. As I clandes- 
tinely thanked my new 
work boots for not giving 



me blisters, I saw some young men 
working barefoot in an unforgiving 
soil spiked with glass shards and 
metal splinters from rusting remnants 
of re-bar. 

Watching the others reinforced 
my own ability to persevere. And 
while often tempted to suggest more 
efficient ways of, for example, trans- 
porting water from the well to the 
worksite, we soon learned not to 
interfere with the local practice. When 
one of the Habitat workers offered his 
gift of a level to the foreman, Pedro 
only smiled bemusedly and returned 
to stringing lines parallel to the 
ground his way: watching water find 
its own level through a transparent 
plastic tube. We worked hard to 
respect their ways of doing things. 

If it was physical labor I had 
hoped for at the very germination of 
my sabbatical dream, I was not 
disappointed. By the end of our stay, I 
had become a wheelbarrow expert, 
capable of manuvering barrowsful of 
water or stone-riddled mezcla with 
equal ease over skinny plank bridges. 
I could hold my own in cinderblock 
brigade, passing the blocks bucket- 
brigade-style for hours at a time. I 
became skilled at stuffing foundation 
cracks with scrap paper, and I learned 
to mortar and smooth down a concrete 
block wall. I have to admit, though, 
that my particular zenith was in the 
word of re-bar; I became the Re-bar 
Queen, holding, I am quite sure, the 
record for the most adept hand- 
hammering of crooked coil in the 
project. It feels good to know that 
some of my work provided the 
cornerstone — quite literally — for the 
houses of some wonderful families 
whose names I will never know. 

Yes, we worked hard to 
respect their way of doing things, but 
respecting them took no work at all. 
Come the end of the workday, they 



When my arms began to ache, I 
stopped for a break, took off my leather 
work gloves to massage my sore palms, 
and noticed that the young, gloveless 
woman hustling her wheelbarrow beside 
me was about six months pregnant. 



The Archon - Fall 1996 23 



pulled out the only form of recreation 
we saw — a volleyball net and a ball, 
and whether or not we had a common 
background or language, the silliness 
of an inept move united us all. With 
the seriousness of the labor behind us, 
we could all laugh together. Many of 
these future homeowners, already 
parents of several children, were in 
their early twenties, and while I was 
quite moved by the gravity of their 
responsibilities, their obvious adora- 
tion of their children made an even 
deeper impression. I will never forget 
one woman, perhaps in her forties but 
looking a decade older, who was the 
single parent of five children. Aban- 
doned by her husband, she worked as 
a day laborer in the fields in order to 
save her downpayment and pay her 
mortgage, while still fulfilling her 
sweat equity obligation. Her 
cinderblock house was bare, except for 
four new chairs she had managed to 
buy. When asked her dream for the 
future, she said simply, "A rug, so that 
my children can play comfortably on 
the floor." 

We learned lessons from the 
children as well. Even at their tender 
stage in life, they understood responsi- 
bility. When I was working at the re- 
bar bench, a young boy silently moved 
in and began to bend re-bar for the 




Re-bar Queen: Kathy Guy and a young 
work with the rusty reinforcement bars. 

hour he had free before school. On 
more than one occasion, a taller, 
perhaps older child would automati- 
cally pick lice out of the hair of a 
smaller child, just as their mothers did 
to them. We learned that in order not 
to offend a child's young ego, we 
should add three years on to any age 
we suggested that child might be, for 
according to our standards, the 



children of San Clemente were invari- 
ably small for their age. But, despite 
the hard edge in their existence, their 
beauty shone through in the refresh- 
ingly innocent way they played. 
Owning virtually no toys, they were 
able to make a game out of almost any 
artifact or situation. The sandpile for 
concrete became their mountain; the 
cinderblocks drying in the sun became 
their stage. They could invent a game 
out of rocks, sticks or an old bicycle 
tire. Our rickety bus became a new 
target for their inventiveness, and they 
invaded it regularly to play "tourists." 
They filled every spare minute with 
play and seemed remarkably joyous in 
the absence of toys and other material 
goods. Truth be told, I couldn't help 
wishing that my own children might 
find such delight in the act — or more 
to the point, the need — of living so 
creatively. 

Our time at Proyecto 
Confraternidad went all too quickly. 
By the time our troupe left Pisco for 
the touristic rewards awaiting us in 
Cusco, in the Sacred Valley and at 
Macchu Picchu, we had fully shed our 
self-consciousness as 
"norteamericanos." We walked the 
streets of Cusco, or wherever we were, 
feeling invested in Peru as a country 
in which we now had a physical and 
emotional stake. 

The two weeks 
working with Habitat for 
Humanity in Peru went 
far beyond fulfilling those 
secret dreams I had 
apparently harbored for 
so long. Yes, I was 
immersed culturally and 
linguistically in a land of 
Spanish, populated by 
beautiful, largely indig- 
enous people descended 
from a mysterious and 
accomplished race. Yes, 
physical labor gratified 
me immediately and immensely. Yes, 
placing myself on the giving end of 
what might be considered a somewhat 
random act of kindness felt very good. 
What I had not foreseen, however, 
was the ultimate gift to me: my 
overwhelming feeling of reward at 
helping strangers I had come to love 
as they fashioned their own dignity. 



boy 



Black, Gay and... Republican 

(continued from page 22) 

egory of people who will receive 
preferential treatment, all of these 
instances and so many others are 
examples of the need for dialogue. 

I do not propose a dialogue 
between extremists for whom the 
debate itself is a fund-raising tool that 
plays to the fears and ignorance that 
surrounds these issues; I mean dia- 
logue whose objectives is to build on 
those beliefs, values and concerns we 
share so that we can reconcile our 
differences when possible and learn to 
live with those that remain. 

These are challenging goals, but I 
believe we are up to the task. It is not 
always easy to be gay and Republican, 
but it is who we are, and there is 
important work for us to do. I believe 
the gay Republican presence at the San 
Diego convention helped to ensure 
that the mistakes of Houston were not 
repeated. And I know that our work 
with candidates across the country is 
helping to elect a new generation of 
Republicans committed to an inclusive 
vision of our party and our country. 

We are changing our party, and we 
are destroying stereotypes, and in 
doing both we are doing our part to 
make real the great promise of 
America, as a place where the bless- 
ings of liberty are enjoyed by all and 
the pursuit of happiness is possible 
because we are each allowed to make 
what we will of our own lives. 

Abner Mason is Vice Chair of the 
National Board for Log Cabin Republi- 
cans. Raised in Durham, NC, he 
attended Harvard College after gradu- 
ating from GDA in 1980. He is a 
founding member of the Massachu- 
setts Black Republican Council, having 
recently chair the Program Committee 
for the Council's first Black Republican 
Agenda Conference. He was ap- 
pointed by Massachusetts Governor 
William Weld to the nation's first 
Governor's Commission on Gay and 
Lesbian Youth and also is a member of 
Weld's African-American Advisory 
Commission. Mason also is President 
of the Board of Directors of Little 
Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. He is 
currently Assistant Director of Con- 
struction for Systemwide Technology at 
the Massachusetts Bay Transportation 
Authority. He lives in Boston with his 
partner of ten years Joseph James 
White. 



24 The Archon - Fall 1996 




Prized: Headmaster Peter Bragdon 
congratulates senior Lauren 
Abernathy on winning a Special 
Prize. 



Commencement '96 

(continued from page 10) 

Valleau Wilkie, Jr., was Chiyo Soejima. 
She is attending Boston University. 

The 
Headmaster's 
Cup, which is 
"given to that 
senior who, in 
the judgment 
of the Head- 
master, serves 
the mission of 
the school," 
was presented 
to Brian D. 
Rybicki. He is 
attending 
Holy Cross 
College. 

Nicole 
Renee Suggs was presented with the 
Bausch & Lomb Medal as the "junior 
who has been outstanding in the study 
of science." 

Philip A. Venturelli received the 
Johnson Science Award, which is 
presented "to an outstanding science 
scholar in recognition of his or her 
achievements in the area of science." 

The Dartmouth College Book 
Award, awarded to "a junior who has 
been outstanding in the study of 
English," was presented to Melissa 
Miller Rosen. 

Astrid Marena Garcia was 
awarded the Colby College Book 
Prize. The award is presented "...to a 
junior who has shown proficiency in 
the study of history 
and displayed commu- 
nity spirit and evi- 
dence of personal 
growth." 

The Memorial 
Mathematics Prize, 
given to the junior who 
has been outstanding 
in that subject, was 
presented to Joo-Hoon 
Song. 

Jacob Andrew 
Chase won the 
Edmund Coffin 
Colman Language 
Prize for showing 
"proficiency in the 
study of languages." 

Winning the 
Ingham Fund Scholar- 



ship, designated to "help an industri- 
ous and able student through school," 
was junior Meta Marie Mason. 
The Hale Scholarship was 

awarded to junior Eric 
Deane Frank Gordon. That 
scholarship is designated for 
a "... student who, through 
perseverance, has shown the 
most improvement in the 
various aspects of school 
life, and has become an 
esteemed contributor to the 
well-being of the Governor 
Dummer community." 

Brandon John Keith was 
named the recipient of the 
Columbia University Book 
Award, which is presented 
"to that junior who, by his 
or her unselfish attitude and 





Performance: Tobi Szuts '96 



Honored: Senior Jeffrey LaBelle is 
awarded a Special Prize from Head- 
master Peter Bragdon. 

contributions to the school community, 
best exemplifies the school's motto 
'Non Sibi Sed Aliis' 
_^^m^m ('Not for Self but For 
' Others')." 

Junior Rachel A. 
Lipman won the Holy 
Cross Book Prize for 
her "distinguished 
academic performance 
in a challenging 
program, for demon- 
strating a sense of 
concern for others and 
a strong sense of 
responsibility." 

Junior Sandy 
Teresa Padilla was 
named winner of the 
Harvard Book Prize for 



performs Faure's Apres Une Reve hef „ hi , scholarship 

during the Baccalaureate Service. , , , ,, , Y' 

character and athletic 

or other constructive 



Commencement 

Address 

by Ariele Ebacher '96 

(continued from page 9) 

graduation and the following summer 
had passed and it was time to return 
to Byfield, Massachusetts, I found 
myself alone. 

If I thought the beginning of 
freshman year was difficult, I was in 
for a much more trying time. Many of 
my friends were off to new schools. In 
one short summer, the school I had 
grown to love had become a com- 
pletely new place. My fears of being 
unable to relate to my student body 
resurfaced. I still believed, somewhere 
inside of me, that "Mr. Three-sport 
varsity athlete" and I had nothing 
more in common than the three letters, 
GDA. I was still afraid that because I 
did not dress in the latest J. Crew 
styles I did not belong here. 

There are many things I am afraid 
to admit, and being wrong is probably 
one of the most frightening of all. I 
was wrong, more wrong than I have 
ever been. My sophomore year, I 
became best friends with someone 
who helped me to push past the 
barriers of interests, styles and social 
class. He introduced me to people I 
had been too timid and skeptical to 
speak to before. 

I began my stroll down a path that 
has led me to one realization that I 
believe can overcome any and all 
struggles - human is human. 

Sitting down alone with any one 
of the members of the student body, I 
have found that we are made of the 
same soil. We may hold different 
values, find enjoyment in different 
activities, speak different languages; 
but we both breathe, eat, sleep, dream, 
most simply, live as human beings. 

I have had several experiences in 
the past four years, at Governor 
Dummer and beyond, which have 
revealed this oneness in humanity to 
me. At the concentration camps in 
Poland, I felt the tragedy resulting 
from a failure to honor this unity. Here 
I have experienced the joys of recog- 
nizing the similarities in all people. In 
fact, it is here that I have realized what 
a difference such an outlook can make. 

I have received a wonderful 
education and that, after all, is the 



The Archon - Fall 1996 25 



purpose of high school. But that is the 
smallest part of the learning I have 
done here. My deepest gratitude 
remains for the chance to meet people 
I may never have crossed paths with 
and to discover that, although we are 
each unique, we are more alike than 
different. 

I, once a reserved disillusioned 
girl who thought herself different from 
everyone around her, stand proud and 
say that I share parts of myself with 
each and every one of the people on 
this campus. There is a meeting 
ground between all people. The 
challenge is to find it. If you cannot 
find it anywhere else, it will always lie 
in your humanity. 




Congratulations: Senior Ji Hoon 
Hwang receives his Special Prize 
from Headmaster Peter Bragdon. 

Baccalaureate Faculty 

Reflection 

by Albert T Finn, Jr. 

(continued from page 10) 

my sophomore year, we traveled in a 
yellow bus to Watertown to wrestle 
them on their home turf. When the bus 
pulled up in front of the school, I was 
not prepared for the sight which 
greeted me. Had I known then, that 
the Perkins School was once - and 
perhaps still is - the most famous 
blind school in the country, I might not 
have been so surprised. I didn't know 
that the school had been funded by 
some Boston Brahmin philanthropists, 
nor that one of its most famous 
teachers was Samule Gridley Howe, 
pioneer of blind and deaf education, 
abolitionist and husband of Julia Ward 
Howe, author of "The Battle Hymn of 
the Republic" - "Mine eyes have seen 
the glory...." Nor did I know that one 
of its most famous students was one of 
the most famous of all blind people, 



Helen Keller, who was also deaf and 
unable to speak. Her great teacher, 
Annie Sullivan, had been a member of 
the Perkins faculty. In short, the 
Perkins School has been at the fore- 
front of blind education in America. 
Had I known all this, I might not have 
been surprised by the sheer beauty of 
the school — gothic architecture 
worthy of Oxford or Cambridge, or 
perhaps Eton or Winchester, those 
famous English schools. A great spire 
towered over the buildings and, even 
in the dreary winter light — and to a 
nervous wrestler, it had an inspiring 
appearance. As we hobbled off the 
bus, we were greeted by a young man 
with a white cane, and this young 
man, amiable but with the sightless 
eyes we would soon become accus- 
tomed to in this place, took us to our 
changing rooms, chatting all the time 
to us as we, intimidated and anxious, 
followed quietly along. 

The interior of the building was 
even more splendid than the exterior. 
We entered the lobby of the school, if I 
may call it that, but it was, as I remem- 
ber, more like a small gothic cathedral 
- stone floors and walls, exquisite 
panel, immense leaded-glass win- 
dows, beautiful carving. As our 
footsteps echoed in this vast impres- 
sive space, our blind guide pointed 
out various things we were passing, 
things that he himself could not see. I 
particularly remember rows of free- 
standing glass cases filled with stuffed 
animals, birds, geologic specimens, 
seashells, butterflies, which our guide 
explained were used by blind students 
to feel the shape of natural objects, 
which they, of course, were unable to 
see in the wild. I remember that, as I 
walked through all this splendor, I 
asked myself that question: Why 
spend all this money on a building 
that cannot be seen by the students 
which inhabit it? Wouldn't cinder 
block do as well? 

Everywhere I saw students doing 
things which we might expect sighted 
students to do - hanging out, chatting, 
collecting used dishes from the tables 
in the baronial dining hall, reading in 
the library, even playing basketball in 
the gym. How does a blind person 
play basketball, you might ask? The 
answer: pretty much as a sighted 
person does, except there is a clicker 



behind the basket on the backboard to 
orient the blind students - each clicker 
making a slightly different sound. 

We changed into our wrestling 
uniforms and went up into one of 
those old-fashioned gyms, the kind 
with the track suspended from the 
ceiling above, as you will find in the 
field houses at Exeter and Andover. 
The mat was on the floor, and the 
spectators stood on the track above us. 
Spectators? How does a blind person 
spectate at a wrestling match, you 
might ask? Well, a sighted person 
narrated the match over the public 
address system, and the Perkins 
crowd, well-versed in wrestling moves 
and tactics, cheered and applauded 
enthusiastically. Had it not been for 
the sightless eyes gazing down, you 
would not have known it was any 
different from a typical Iowa or 
Nebraska wrestling crowd. 

I'm sorry, but I cannot remember 
who won the meet on that occasion, 
nor can I remember how I myself 
fared, either. In fact, I remember 
virtually nothing of the actual athletic 
experience that day. I probably draw a 
blank because I was psyched out. I 
suppose I could look it up somewhere, 
but I haven't. I remember only what I 
have told you. 

And I have told you this story 
because I think it has a peculiar 
appropriateness for you. For, if you 
will excuse me, you remind me of 
those blind students - especially the 
guide who gave us a brief tour of the 
Perkins facilities. I do not say this to 
insult you, please understand. I say it 
only because you have been accumu- 
lating - and will continue to accumu- 
late - more knowledge than you can 
possibly absorb, and as St. Paul says, 
"We see through a glass darkly." You 
have accumulated all this knowledge 
in your expensive education, but you 
have not seen it yet. It's true, you can, 
from your chemistry experience, 
calculate the percent of magnesium in 
magnesium dioxide; from your French 
experience you can give the principal 
parts of dormir or ouvrir; from your 
history experience you can list the 
chief causes of the Civil War; from 
your English experience you can chart 
the deterioration of Macbeth from 

(continued on page 27) 



26 The Archon- Fall 1996 



Baccalaureate Faculty 
Reflection by Albert T. Finn, Jr. 

(continued from page 26) 

good man to monster. But, at the 
moment and perhaps for a few more 
years, you are like the blind student 
guide at the Perkins School pointing out 
portraits of blind faculty members or 
stuffed red-wing blackbirds. You have 
accumulated far more than you can 
absorb and that information does not yet 
have the resonance that some good, old- 
fashioned life experience will provide. 

Unlike that blind student who 
would never get the chance to see the 
building of which he spoke, you will see. 
You will see the vast structure, the vast 
and beautiful cathedral of your educa- 
tion of which now you have only an 
inkling. As you put your education to 
use - to real use - not on examinations or 
in papers - but to use in life, the beauty 
of the very expensive, very precious 
education - for which you have 
struggled writing late at night after the 
whole world has gone to bed, or in the 
seemingly endless double laboratory 
periods - will become visible. The 
education for which you, your parents, 
and - yes - your teachers have labored 
mightily will become clear to you one 
day, unexpectedly perhaps. For in your 
moments of joy and sadness, the bits 
and pieces of your decidedly non-cinder 
block education will come back to you, 
at first like distant strains of music 
barely heard or a cathedral dimly seen 
through morning mists. And you will 
have a vision, fleeting perhaps, of your 
role in the long and glorious history of 
human endeavor that your education 
has prepared you for, and you will be 
thrilled, astounded and humbled. And 
you education, which is, after all, your 
share and storehouse of the wisdom 
accumulated by mankind over the 
centuries, will help to guide you in this 
vast, sometimes dark, and sometimes 
unintelligible world. 

Seniors, all of us in this room envy 
you your youth, your energy and your 
opportunities, and we hope that your 
days will be filled with sunlight and 
with love. 

Baccalaureate Student 

Reflection by Brian Rybicki '96 

(continued from page 11) 

greatly enjoyed teaching "Mr. Rybicki's 
son" many things. I saw kids break the 
rules, and I saw some of these kids say 
goodbye as a result. I lived on campus 
and experienced first-hand how a small 
private school functioned in all areas. 



When I became a freshman here at 
GDA, my perspective completely 
changed. Suddenly, I was a student and 
not only a faculty child. My whole 
picture of Governor Dummer Academy 
was dramatically altered. Suddenly, I 
realized that these teachers were the 
same people I knew as my parents' 
friends. People whom I had vacationed 
with and heard discuss the mysteries of 
the universe over a few too many 
cocktails and the conclusion of the Rose 
Bowl. It was fascinating and a little 
shocking to see the transformation a 
faculty member undergoes when he or 
she enters the classroom. 

With my new change in perspective 
came an added and intensified respect 
toward the faculty. It did not take me 
long to realize that these teachers were 
full-time friends as well as mentors. It is 
this friendship and community mission 
that separates GDA from other schools. 
Friends are plentiful here, and each 
student in this crowd has memories and 
friendships that will last a lifetime. One 
such memory which sticks out in my 
mind is of our class' retreats to 
Brantwood this fall. For a couple of 
days, our entire class laughed together 
and got to know each other even better. I 
will always remember the skits we all 
did and how no faculty member was 
safe. GDA is not only a place full of 
great friendships, but also one of great 
strength and dependability. My first 
exposure to this special strength and 
dependability came two years ago, 
when my father died. At that moment, 
we were living at GDA, and my father 
was teaching English. I remember well 
how the entire GDA community rallied 
to help support my family while 
mourning my father's loss themselves. 
Support poured out of every corner of 
the campus. An example of this support 
is the large quilt that was made in my 
father's memory. Each student signed 
the quilt and added a special message to 
it. My family could never have survived 
this terrible ordeal alone, and we are 
forever indebted for the huge amount of 
support and love we were shown. This 
tragedy tested the strength of the 
community, and GDA definitely rose to 
the occasion. 

Unfortunately, the loss of my father 
is not the only tragedy this school has 
seen. Tragedy has struck this campus 
several times in the near past. The loss 
of several beloved people has truly put 
the community to the test and proved 
beyond a doubt that this school is a 
strong and resilient one. 

Along with this comes the high 



standard of education at GDA. The past 
four years for me have been years of 
complete education. Not just an educa- 
tion consisting of mathematics, English 
and history, but one that covers the 
whole scope of life. I have learned to 
overcome disappointments, how to be a 
good friend, how to conquer difficult 
situations and how to carry myself 
through the often difficult undergrowth 
of growing up. 

Governor Dummer Academy has 
presented each of us with a total educa- 
tion — one that has prepared us not only 
for college, but for the rest of our lives. 
The Baccalaureate Service is a time for 
reflection and memories. I urge each 
student in this crowd to hold on to the 
fond memories you have of this school, 
to let time ease away the bad memories 
and, hopefully, save room for the good 
ones. Governor Dummer Academy has 
been there for us all, and it is time for us 
to move on. Thank you, GDA, for the 
last four years and for the last 19. 

Baccalaureate Address 
by Elysa Marden '86 

(continued from page 11) 

unexpectedly. 

The playwright Len Jenkins, with a 
nod to Ovid, speaks of this transforma- 
tion in his play Tallahassee, when he says: 
Nothing retains the shape of 

what it was 
And nature, always making old 

things new, 
Proves nothing dies within the 

universe 
But takes another being in new 

forms. 
Spring floods have swept far hills 

into the chambers of the sea 
And where a swamp once flowed 

beneath the willows 
Is now a strip of sand, and where 

a desert was 
A little lake sways under growing 

reeds. 

Baccalaureate is traditionally the 
time of reflecting on the experience 
you've just had; but the actual word, 
baccalaureate, reminds me of the Greek 
Bacchae, who were followers of the god 
Bacchus, or Dionysus, who, among other 
things, reveled in life. So I leave you 
with this: Amidst all that you're feeling 
now - the joy, the thrill, but perhaps also 
anticipation, confusion, fear or sadness - 
revel. Revel in what you've done. Revel 
in what you're doing now and revel in 
all that you have yet to do. Congratula- 
tions and good luck. 



The Archon - Fall 1996 27 



Milestones 



Marriages 

Donald Brad Kirkpatrick '37 and 

Dorothy LaBay, April 6, 1996. 

Craig Laub '73 and Kerry Wilson, 
March 1996. 

Michael Harding '75 and Gretchen 
Bear, September 2, 1996. 

Elisa Adams '77 and Dick Robinson, 
August 10, 1996. 

Mike Reilly '81 and Diane Green, 
August 31, 1996. 

Derrick Perkins '82 and Michele 
Wing, August 3, 1996. 

Rick Brown'82 and Anne Cole, 
July 20, 1996. 

Darrah Shula '82 and Darryl Bryans, 
December 31, 1994. 

Karen Gronberg '83 and John Schulte, 
August 24, 1996. 

Rebecca Lapham '83 and Christopher 
Callandra, August 17, 1996. 

Michael Graf '84 and Aileen Causing, 
September 21, 1996. 

Charlotte Johnson '84 and Matthew 
Amorello, July 20, 1996. 

Megan Heersink '88 and Judas 
Robinson, July 6, 1996. 

Amy Catherine Russell '89 

and Thomas Francis Sheeran, 
June 29, 1996. 



Births 

Born to Janice Sherman and Robert G. 
Segel '63, a daughter, Julia Kate; 
March 1, 1996. 

Born to Mardie and Michael Shay '69, 

twin daughters; Gemma and Olivia. 

Born to Lisa and Michael Sapuppo 
'75, a daughter, Sophia Louise; 
May 10, 1996. 

Born to Uigur Aydin and Carol Ann 
Goldberg-Aydin '76, a daughter, 
Rebecca Melis; February 7, 1996. 

Born to Wendy and Keller Laros '81, 
a son, Russell; April 26, 1996. 

Born to Lohini and Chapman Mayo 
'82, a son, Hugh Armstrong; 
May 5, 1995. 

Born to Charles and Heidi Heasley 
Ford '83, a son, Nathaniel Leighton; 
October 27, 1996. 

Born to Brett and Susan Studley 
Sanidas '83, a son, Austin Robert; 
August 17, 1995. 

Born to Thomas and Elizabeth Tuthill 
Farrell '84, a son, Patrick Joseph; 
June 9, 1996. 

Born to Daniel and Cathleen Riley 
Scerbo '84, a son, Andrew Riley; 
August 13, 1996. 

Born to Heather and Gerald Tallman 
'84, a son, Austen Breed; July 4, 1996. 

Born to Kathleen and Anthony Fusco 
'85, a daughter, Gabriel Marie; 
September 18, 1996 



Deaths 

Henry Curtis Ahl, class of 1923, died 
September 5 in Manchester, NH. Born 
in Springfield, MA, Ahl spent the 
greater part of his life in Newbury, 
where he lived and worked with his 
father, painter Henry Hammonds Ahl, 
and his mother, painter-poet Eleanor 
(Curtis) Ahl. After attending the 
Academy, he was graduated from 
Harvard College. Ahl traveled exten- 
sively. His paintings reflected a 
particular fondness for California and 
the mountains of the Southwest. 
According to a story published in the 
Boston Transcript on August 6, 1932, 
"If you love beauty, if pictures mean 
anything to you, if you get a thrill out 
of seeing old houses, the Ahls will 
welcome you. There are three painters 
in the household. Even the son, a 
college graduate, who might be 
expected to turn against the profession 
of his parents, is a painter whose sand 
dunes are the creation of a true poet 
who possesses the magical secret of 
being able to share what he sees with 
others." He was also an amateur 
entomologist, geologist and botanist 
and studied American railroad 
history and railroad equipment. Ahl 
was the author of several illustrated 
books, including Dimes and Beaches of 
Essex County, The Old Manse and A 
Visit to Orchard House. Never married, 
he spent his retirement years in 
Seabrook, NH. He leaves no survivors. 

Paul Fifield Thomas, class of 1923, 
died December 23, 1995 in Wenatchee, 
Washington. He was born to Paul F. 
and Frieda (Strausser) Thomas of 
Brookline, MA, on January 18, 1905. 
After graduating from Governor 
Dummer Academy, Thomas attended 
Brown University, where he played a 
number of sports. Later he was 
instrumental in starting and main- 
taining Wenatchee's only professional 
baseball team, The Wenatchee Chiefs, 
until the team disbanded. Upon 
graduation from Brown in 1928, 
Thomas moved to Hamburg, Ger- 
many to study international trade. He 
returned to the United States in 1930 



28 The Archon - Fall 1996 



and moved to Wenatchee to start his 
own fruit business. He worked for the 
Universal Fruit Company in 
Wenatchee before purchasing it in 
1931. In 1933, Thomas founded the 
Oneonta Trading Company in 
Wenatchee. He married Marguerite E. 
Reard in 1934 in Spokane, and they 
made their home in East Wenatchee. 
Today the Oneonta Trading Company 
is run by two of Thomas' sons and is 
one of the 50 largest privately held 
corporations in the State of Washing- 
ton. Thomas was a longtime member 
of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and 
was the oldest member of the 
Wenatchee Golf and Country Club. He 
is survived and his three sons, Herbert 
Thomas and Dalton Thomas, both of 
Wenatchee, and Paul Thomas III of 
Woodinville; 10 grandchildren; and 
two great-grandchildren. 

Everit B. Terhune, Jr., class of 1924, 
died January 22 in Richmond, VA, 
after a brief illness. After graduating 
from Governor Dummer Academy, he 
attended Williams College. In 1929, 
Terhune joined the Chilton Publishing 
Company, where he served for 40 




Everit B. Terhune, Jr. 

years, becoming Publisher of the Boot 
& Shoe Recorder in 1952 and 
susequently a vice president and 
member of the Board of Directors. He 
retired in 1969. He also served on the 
Governor Dummer Academy Board of 
Trustees as an Alumni Trustee in 
1958. From 1977 until his death, 
Terhune resided on the island of St. 



Martin in the French West Indies. He is 
survived by his wife of 64 years Irene; 
two sons, Everit B. Terhune III '59 of 
Dayton, OH, and Gerrit Terhune of 
Richmond, VA; and one grandson. 

F. Harrison Poole, class of 1939, died 
July 4 after a long illness. Born in 
Watertown, MA, Poole graduated from 
Harvard College in 1943. He served in 
the 17 th Airborne Division and on the 
staff of General Matthew Ridgway 
during World War II. He received the 
Bronze Star, two Air Medals and the 
Purple Heart. After the war, Poole 
worked for White and Wyckoff 
Manufacturing Co. of Holyoke, MA, 
and Hayward Hosiery Co. of Ipswich, 
MA, and Chase National Bank in New 
York. Poole began his career with 
Philip Morris Inc. in 1957 as Assistant 
to the Vice President of Diversification. 
He became a corporate analysis 
manager in 1961 and served as 
Director of Corporate Planning from 
July 1965 until his election as Trea- 
surer in January 1976. Two years later, 
Poole was named Vice President for 
Financial Affairs, the position from 
which he retired in June 1985. 
Throughout his career, he served on 
numerous boards of directors and 
councils and committees. In addition, 
he was a member of the Sales Execu- 
tive Club, the Union League Club of 
New York, The River Club, the 
Newcomen Society and the Harvard 
Varsity Club. 

Richard T. MacDuffie, class of 1947, 
died March 25 in Boca Raton, FL, from 
complications resulting from diabetes. 
After graduating from Governor 
Dummer Academy, MacDuffie earned 
a bachelor's degree from the Univer- 
sity of New Mexico and an M.B.A. 
from Boston College in 1953. After 
graduate school, MacDuffie moved to 
New Hampshire to work with his 
father in managing the family's 
heating oil and service station busi- 
nesses. He married the former Lynn 
Shoals of Rochester, NY, in 1954, and 
they raised their family in New 
Hampshire. In 1972, the family 
relocated to Mobile, AL, where 
MacDuffie opened and operated a 
McDonald's restaurant. In 1981, 
MacDuffie relocated to Boca Raton, FL, 




Richard T. MacDuffie 

(1947 photo) 

where he and his wife opened two 
Dunkin Donuts shops. MacDuffie 
oversaw the daily operation of both 
shops until July 1995, despite increas- 
ingly serious medical conditions. He 
is survived by his wife and five 
children. 

Donald E. Paulson, class of 1951, died 
suddenly at Massachusetts General 
Hospital on August 12. Born in 
Brooklyn, NY, Paulson was a longtime 
resident of Newton. After Governor 
Dummer Academy, Paulson was 
graduated from Amherst College in 
1955 and Harvard Law School in 
1960. In the interim, he served in the 
Army. He clerked for Judge Peter 
Woodbury of the First Circuit of the 
United States Court of Appeals. 
Paulson spent 35 years with the law 
firm Brown, Rudnick, Freed and 
Gesmer as a principal legal advisor 
and until recently was the head of its 
corporate practices group. He coun- 
seled numerous Massachusetts 
businesses, including Purity-Supreme 
Inc., Alpha Industries and Boston 
Broadcasters Inc., when it was the 
licensee of WCVB-TV Channel 5 in the 
1970s. He also served as a mediator in 
the Suffolk Superior Court Mediation 
Program and the Middlesex Multi- 
Door Courthouse Mediation Program. 
He is survived by his wife Diane; two 
sons, Michael Paulson and David 
Paulson; and daughter, Susan 
Paulson; and a brother, Allan Paulson. 



The Archon - Fall 1996 29 



Class Notes 



PRE- 



39 



Harold H. Audet 

Secretary 

511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950 

(408) 373-5652 



Warren Lane '27 was in Byfield for 
Reunion Weekend and is looking 
forward to next year when his class will 
have its 70th Reunion. My class lists 
indicate that there were 18 members of 




Hugs: Putnam P. Flint '37, GP '99 is 
flanked by his granddaughter Sarah 
Avalon '99 and his wife Dottie on 
GDA's Grandparents' Day '96. 

the class when they graduated, and there 
are still five members on the active list. 
Warren's activities this year included an 
extended trip to Provence, France. T I 
had a long letter from John English '28 
reminding me that Byfield and Oldtown 
are parishes of the town of Newbury. I 
believe this dates back to colonial days 
when the churches gave up some of their 
control over secular matters. John 
recently visited the Crane estate in 
Ipswich, where a new version of The 
Crucible was filmed. John says the film is 
scheduled for release about Thanksgiv- 
ing and should have some great scenes of 
coastal Essex County. ▼ Bill Bottger '28 
continues to live in Roanoke, VA. He 
plans on a trip to New England this fall 
and will visit GDA as part of the trip. T 
Ward Fearnside '31 writes that the second 
edition of his elementary logic book 
About Tliinkiiig was published in August. 
Earlier this year, Ward and his wife took 
a bicycle trip along the Danube Valley 
from Munich to Vienna. ▼ Buster 
Navins '31 can't believe that he has been 
retired for 19 years from GDA. He now 
lives in Danvers and lists his business 
address as Arthur Sager Associates, 
Topsfield, MA. T Elwood Chase '32 lives 
in Bethesda, MD, and has recently 
recovered from a badly sprained ankle. 
He did not mention how he injured that 
joint. T Lyman Belknap '33 has given up 



English Honored by MGA 
for a Lifetime of Golf 



\J ohn P. English '28 was honored 
the Massachusetts Golfing Associatior 
with the Frank H. Sellman Distinguished 
Service Award at this year's M.G.A. 
Spring Conference. The award is pre- 
sented to individuals who have given 
substantially of themselves to the game 

I If in Massachusetts. 
English spent 11 years as assistant 
puty executive director of the United 
States Golf Association. While at the 
U.S.G.A., he wrote the copy for many of 
the association's publications that are still 

*use today. English left the U.S.G.A. in 
59 to become the Director of Alumni 
Services and Public Relations at Williams 

Kollege. During that time, he also served 
i the M.G.A. executive committee, 
eventually becoming president in 1971 

the snowbird routine and now lives in 
Wolfeboro, NH, all year. T James 
Connolly '34 still lives in Newburyport 
and maintains a law practice there. In 
the winter he skiis in New Hampshire. 
He sails off the coast of Maine in the 
summer. This year during the spring 
slush season in Newburyport he went 
sailing in the Bahamas. T Seth Baker '34 
has completed writing his memoirs and 
is looking for a publisher. His next big 
project will be to classify and label the 
hundreds of photographs that have been 
tossed into drawers and boxes over the 
last 60 years. I hope he will share his 
memoirs with us as his tales of GDA 
would make a great article for The 
Archon. ▼ Perry Reynolds '34 writes that 
his new address is 535 Gradyville Road, 
Newtown Square, PA 19073.' T Olaf 
Olsen '37 is enjoying the slow life in 
Rowley, MA. He and Virginia have 11 
grandchildren and two great-grandchil- 
dren. I wonder if any of the Old Guard 
have any great-great grandchildren. ▼ 
Ed Warner '38 has spent part of the 
summer in Oregon and northern 
California, away from the heat of the 
high desert area of southern California. 
He still plays golf when he gets a chance 
and if the temperature is reasonable. ▼ 
Hank Cleaveland '38 is back at work 
following quadruple bypass surgery. ▼ 
In a class letter, I mentioned problems 
with hot boxes on the trains going 
through Byfield and wondered what they 



were. Henry Faurot '38 has come to my 
rescue. From his description, it appears 
that some of the wheels are lubricated by 
oil in boxes that require frequent filling. 
If the box went dry, the wheel became 
over heated. Hank's company made and 
designed felt parts for the boxes needing 
the lubricating oil. 



39 



Donald W. Stockwell 

Secretary 

8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 



We are saddened to learn of the death of 
Harrison Poole on July 4 and that of 
David Faulkner on July 8. We have sent 
letters of condolence to the wives and 
families. We join together in remember- 
ing our good friends and fellow class- 
mates. ▼ Henry Payson attended 
Harrison Poole's largely attended 
funeral in New York City. Henry reports 



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At home with Grandpa: Dana Jones 
'37 holds his grandson Calvin at his 
home this spring. 

he is doing well but did not say what he 
is doing. As reported earlier, Phil 
Simpson and I saw him at the Alumni/ae 
Glee Club concert last fall in Portland. 
We did manage to get him to join us in 
the School Song. Contrary to his usual 
modesty, there is talent there of sorts. ▼ 
A great big welcome to Gordon Tooley 
who has been among the missing. He 
has been retired for 26 years and is living 
in the mountains of North Carolina with 
400 acres of land to take care of. He 
loves to garden and enjoys nature in a 
beautiful part of the country. He and his 
wife have five grown children scattered 
around the country, and they enjoy the 



30 The Archon - Fall 1996 



best of both worlds by spending part of 
each winter at their condo at Amelia 
Island Plantation, FL. Although Gordon 
apologizes for not writing sooner, we 
hope this will be the first of many replies 
as it's great to hear from long lost 
classmates. ▼ Jack Dunlap's reply to my 
letter for news for the spring Archon 
arrived too late for publication, but for 
this issue he apparently made it a 
priority as it was one of the first to land 
on my desk. He lives a very interesting 
life, although he claims it's boring. After 
suffering through a miserable winter in 
the Williamsburg, VA, area, he returned 
to his home in Maine and has been 
sidelined with health problems. How- 
ever, despite some eyesight setbacks, he 
is recovering and has been playing the 
organ in his church for the summer 
months. Besides transferring and editing 
his former trips onto VHS, he and his 
wife have been picking and freezing 
string beans. At the end of his welcomed 
reply he has second thoughts and says 
his life is not boring after all. T John 
Koslowski is another welcome classmate 
to report on his doings. He's still 
whacking that golf ball, although his 
handicap has risen to a 17 from a nine. 
He is still active at his 14-indoor-tennis- 
court facility in Winchester, MA, with 
sons Tom and Jim helping out. John 
lives in Belmont next to the Belmont Hill 
School football field, so he can keep tabs 
on one of GDA's well known rivals. T 
Ed Noyes is now living at Dataw Island, 
SC, and has severed his connection with 
Connecticut. His family roots are still in 
Newburyport with a granddaughter at 
Exeter, so he gets back to New England 
on occasion. How about next June, Ed? 
T Tom Killough has had a corneal 
transplant and implant operation on his 
left eye. Although experiencing many 
restrictions, progress has been good and 
his vision is improving. Fortunately, 
this experience to date has not been 
difficult. That sure sounds like Tom's 
well known optimism. ▼ I wish 
somehow there had been a class on 
handwriting back in the good old days 
because John Klotz could have used the 
course. I spend untold hours trying to 
decipher his newsnotes. I even enlisted 
the services of my family to determine 
the extent of his escapades. At any rate, I 
gather from his latest reply that he 
recently returned from England and 
Scotland, where he played golf at St. 
Andrews and the Jubilee course at North 
Berwick. He visited castles and spent 
three days at center court at Wimbledon. 
He saw the crown jewels and played 
with some gal by the name of Windsor, 



Maine Medical Assn. 
Names Building for Hanley 



he Maine Medical Associa- 
tion dedicated its new office complex in 
Manchester, ME, in honor of Daniel F. 
Hanley, Jr. '35. 

The building is located on the 
M.M.A.'s campus, which houses two 
health-care-related organizations that 
Hanley helped found: the Maine Medical 
Assessment Foundation, a non-profit 
organization dedicated to physician 
education and health services research; 
and the Maine Health Information Center, 
a group that processes and analyzes 
health care data and statistics. Both 
groups have close ties to the M.M.A., a 
professional organization for doctors. 

"Dr. Hanley was instrumental in 
starting both the M.H.I.C. 25 years ago 
and the M.M.A.F. 10 years ago," said 
M.M.A. executive vice president Gordon 
H. Smith. Hanley continues to serve as 
the M.M.A.'s representative to the 
M.H.I.C.'s board of directors and as a 
member of the M.M.A.F.'s board, Smith 
said. 



whoever that might be. He also has just 
returned from golf and tennis in Florida. 
For those who are interested, he says his 
body is tan from the rough life he's 
living. The above facts may have been 
misread, but if you saw his handwriting 
you would know what I mean. Help! T 
A most interesting letter just received is 
from George Simson who, with his wife, 
took a trip around the world in June. 
The trip was on the Orient and Istanbul 
Express, going from Beijing, China to 
Moscow via Mongolia and the trans- 
Siberian railroad. He says the most 
strenuous part of the trip was going from 
their compartment to the dining car, 
which he paced out to be 500 paces or 
1,500 feet. We wonder if he had to make 
a couple of pit stops for libation en route. 
The entire train was about 20 cars of 
various types. They traveled mostly at 
night and took various side trips during 
the day. They passed through the Gobi 
desert, had lectures on dinosaurs and 
traveled across Siberia with a final stop 
in St. Petersburg, Russia. George says he 
could fill up The Archon with pictures and 
stories of his journey. It sounds like it 
was a wonderful trip, and hopefully 
we'll have an opportunity to hear first- 
hand more of the trip at some future 
time. How about it? ▼ John Abbott tells 
us he is busier than ever. He has just 
finished editing the translation of a Swiss 



pioneer's autobiography. He heads to 
Flossmoor, IL, in September to attend the 
baptism of five of his grandchildren and 
then on to Maine, where he will visit 
Jack Dunlap for the second time this 
summer. Following that, it's Elder 
Hostel to Scotland, which will include 
visiting his wife's family. Between these 
activities he still finds time to play 
tennis. T Although I haven't heard from 
Phil Simpson for this issue, I can tell you 
he and I, with our wives, made our 57th 
Reunion in June. As always, it was a gala 
affair, particularly for us members of the 
Old Guard. We were treated like kings 
and enjoyed the wonderful hospitality. 
We were wined and dined in our 
privileged position. We also performed 
in the Alumni /ae Glee Club concert, 
conducted by our good friend Art Sager 
and accompanied by Ben Stone. Al- 
though I knew my position on the stage, 
Phil wandered from first tenor to second 
tenor and even traveled over to my area 
of second bass on occasion. At one point, 
he had his music upside down. How- 
ever, because he didn't make much of a 
sound, the overall performance was 
excellent. We rubbed elbows with Bob 
Schumann '40 and Ted Stitt '42, both of 
whom are in great shape. It was a fun 
weekend, and we're already looking 
forward to next June. ▼ Tom Tenney is 
in a terrible dither. It seems he has 
recently returned from such places as 
Nova Scotia, New Hampshire and New 
York, seeking to learn how to play golf. 
He says he never found the answer and 
sums his findings up by saying it's for 
the birds. Seems as though some of his 
classmates could help him find the way. 
He visited with Hank Payson for a brief 
moment in June, but apparently he was 
of no help. ▼ Lawn mowing has been 
one of John Gannett's activities this 
summer, as he has been helping his 
daughter, who was in Alaska for a time. 
Manual labor seems to be John's avoca- 
tion as he has hauled 175 standard 
railroad ties and five tons of rails from 
Jay, ME, to the narrow gauge museum in 
Portland. He has also done some 
boating. The golden years certainly 
haven't slowed him down. 



'40 



William H. Torrey 

Secretary 

112 Fire Island Ave. 

Babylon, NY 11702 

(516) 669-4339 



The Archon - Fall 1996 31 



Class Notes 



'41 



R. Andrew Little 

Secretary 

RD #3, Box 336 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

(315) 823-1662 



Sam Robbins' Paintings 
Visit Maine on U.S. Tour 



Pete Hill: "Dorothy and I have recently 
returned from a two-pronged visit. First, 
to Evergreen and Denver, CO, to see son 
Doug, wife Robin and brand new 
granddaughter Chandler Anne. This 
gives my five young'ns two children 
each. ZPG (zero population growth) 
ain't bad. Doug is a United Airlines 
Captain (Lt. Col. U.S.A.F, Ret.) and is in 
the process of becoming United's Fleet 
Manager for all Airbus A-320 wide- 
bodied airliners — eventual total 50. 
From Denver we flew west to Salt Lake 
City and on to Hill A.F.B. (named for my 
father) in Ogden, UT. One of my WWII 
night fighter squadrons was enjoying a 
four-day soiree with modern day 
namesake, the 421st Fighter Sqd. We 
flew P-70s and P-61s 50-plus years ago. 
The 'new kids' fly the beautiful F-16. We 
all had a great time together, visiting the 
beautiful Hill AFB Aerospace Museum, 
playing on real live flight simulators, 
touring squadron technical and mainte- 
nance areas, watching exercises, flybys, 
etc., getting lectures, attending memorial 
services, etc. Very impressive. Oddly 
enough, we had a bit of time left over for 
eating, toasting, joviality, golf and, of 
course, war stories extending from the 
'big one' half a century ago up through 
Desert Storm." 



'42 



Seward E. Pomeroy 

Secretary 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-7469 



Bob Harris sent a nice letter with a 
lengthy enclosure from the Vancouver 
Sun. The article, which included a large 
picture of Bob, contained several 
reminiscences of his wartime experiences 
with Liberty ships, one of which, the 
Jeremiah O'Brien, was also prominent in 
the photograph. A movie company was 
working on a film at the ship when Bob 
happened along. The article noted that 
"the chaos (on the pier) suitably im- 
pressed 73-year-old Robert Harris. He 
witnessed all the tumult and more while 
serving on the Liberty ships during the 
Second World War as they ferried men 
and supplies across the North Atlantic." 



w 



We 

1834-1926, an exhibition that includes 
paintings from the collection of Samuel 

Robbins '41, opened at the 
: arnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME 
September 15. 

The exhibition, organized by the 
mforth Museum of Art in Framingham, 
has traveled to eleven states since 
J94. It features paintings by Albert 
ierstadt and Benjamin Champney, 
>nsidered the dean of the White 
)untain School. The presentation at 
irnsworth is the show's final stop. It 



Bob is one of our class still at work, and 
writes that "life is bumping along as one 
would expect at our age. Pat is very busy 
keeping up with the arts, and I with 
design work. Right now doing a 44-foot, 
60-day passenger catamaran excursion 
vessel for a large interior lake in B.C. 
five hours up in the interior, which we 
will build here (in Vancouver) in parts 
and assemble on the lake shore." Bob 
closes with a look forward to our 55th 
Reunion next June: "Pat will probably 
be with me this time. How simply 
warming it would be if Art Sager were 
there to lead us once more." T A week 
after our graduation in 1942, five of us 
arrived at Amherst College in the Class 
of 1946. The four of us remaining spent a 
weekend at our 50th reunion this past 
June. Howard Stirn ('41 had taken a PG 
course in the '41-'42 year) and his wife 
Cara were on hand from their home in 
Teton Village, WY; Derek Lagemann 
came up from Port Washington, NY, and 
revealed his proficiency on the key- 
boards at Reunion headquarters; Ted 
Stitt made it back from Fort Lauderdale, 
via a number of stops at various places in 
the East, including a stop at Governor 
Dummer and a visit to Dave Jarvis at his 
restaurant on Cape Cod. Ted said he 
found the place "jammed with people. ..a 
fascinating stop, which was Reunion 
Weekend in Byfield." From our class, 
only he and Tom Fenn made it back on 
this off-year for us. Finally, of the 
original Amherst group, Cornelia and 
Stu Pomeroy were back in Amherst for 
the four-day weekend. T Had a note 
from Bill Monroe, along with a small 
stack of material covering some of his 
current activities. "The enclosures," Bill 



writes, "update progress on two pro- 
grams: marketing the stainless steel 
sculptures and helping the U.S. National 
Arboretum in commercializing their 
new disease-tolerant American elms. 
Poems have been incorporated into each. 
The U.S. Information Agency just 
completed a video on the elm research 
and will be broadcasting it abroad this 
month. The producer quoted a few lines 
from the poem Ode to an Elm." Bill had 
written, some time ago, a lengthy and 
detailed poem on the American elm and 
its disastrous blight and the hopes to find 
a solution to its loss. You will recall that 
a year ago, we carried a story of Bill's 
work with the steel sculptures. He's 
clearly a busy man. T Had a nice letter 
from Betty Pickett, Bob's widow. She's 
still living in Leesburg, FL, and finding 
that her new life "is a real learning 
experience!" It was good to hear from 
Betty. T Bill Hill writes that he is 
"enjoying retirement. All the family, 
grandkids, et. al. gather with us in Maine 
on the coast during the summer over the 
time-span of four months. Wintertime 
we join the Tauck Tour groups and head 
to the canyonlands, British Columbia 
and the Canadian Rockies so far. We're 
boating off the coast of Maine still. All is 
well." I'm glad to hear that Bill and 
Mary have enjoyed their Tauck Tours. 
Cornie and I have taken the two that the 
Hills were on, plus a trip to London and 
southwestern England. They do such a 
great job that we think we'll take our 
next trip to Germany with them. ▼ Tom 
Fenn sent a note that they "were going 
from Arizona to Newfoundland, so 
stopped by the Academy for the '96 
Reunion," as already noted in Ted Stiff's 
card. "Wow," says Tom, "What changes! 
We were 'Old Guard,' too! Saw Art Sager 
and others. Ain't like it used to be!" 



'43 



Benjamin B. Brewster 

Secretary 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746-1306 



In the returns from the appeal for news 
there is usually an ad or two. The 
interesting one this time is from Dick 
Veasey. (I can never hear that name 
without hearing Uncle Tom Mercer 
calling on Decius Bebee Veasey.) He is 
the proud possessor of the cars of the 
North Conway Skimobile. For a modest 
price, I'm sure discounted for classmates, 



32 The Archon - Fall 1996 



he will part with one of these col- 
lectibles. He still claims to be retired. T 
Ben Mann has been back to the oulde sod 
with the Al Wyers, and probably by the 
time you read this, is walking around on 
some ersatz knees. ▼ Bill Wiswall still 
has his pediatric shingle out, but he takes 
it in off and on to continue his interest in 
sports. ▼ Phil Sawyer is also continuing 
to carry his little black bag, except that 
he can't remember his last house call. He 
still calls Brooklyn home. ▼ Alden 
Wadleigh says that he is retired from 
R.D. Werner, but continues to act as a 
consultant. That means they get all his 
attention, but don't have to give him an 
office. ▼ Yours truly remains in an 
upright position and enjoys traveling 
and sailing. My current wife (of 48 
years) is also enjoying life. We hope the 
same for the rest of you old people. 



'44 



Steven K. Kauffman 
137 Jefferson's 
Hundred 

Williamsburg, VA23185 
(804) 220-9013 
merlin@widomaker.com 



Wallace Bolton, living in Palm City, FL, 
for the last five years, spent three Army 
years in Germany, graduated from 
Brown and worked in Lawrence, MA, for 
40-plus years. He plays "terrible" golf, 
beaches and swims in the pool — all of 
which "keeps us happy and healthy" He 
and Barbara visited children and 
grandchildren in Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire and Maine in the summer. T 
Court Cross, father of three, lives in New 
London, NH. Court spent his career with 
E.J. Cross Co., building contractor 
(President from 1964 to 1986). Court is 
"an avid antique car nut." He and his 
wife Midge take "extended tours with as 
many as 35 other nuts." The eight 
grandchildren keep them hopping, as do 
tennis and ongoing concerns about the 
Lake Sunapee watershed. Court was 
founding chairman of the New Hamp- 
shire Lakes Association. T Steve 
Kauffman, father of two boys, lives in 
Williamsburg, VA, with his wife Teresa. 
He graduated from Tufts, got degrees 
from R.P.I, and George Washington 
University. Spent 20 years in the Navy, 
became a management consultant, then 
ran the New York City subway system, 
then the whole N.Y.C. Transit Authority, 
then an electrical equipment manufactur- 
ing firm, then was VP, Transportation 
Engineer for Kaiser Engineers. Now 
playing golf, traveling, and prowling the 
Internet. T Ben Pearson IX, husband of 



Jean, father of two, is now living in 
Sheldon, SC. Ben recently sold out 
everything in Byfield and is building a 
new home in the real South. Before he 
moved, he had the "wonderful experi- 
ence" of being on the Buildings and 
Grounds Committee of GDA, working 
on the design and starting the library 
and math/science buildings. He found 
that "very, very gratifying." Ben's son 
Benjamin is the tenth Pearson to bear 
that name. ▼ Len Plavin, living in 
Lewiston, ME, has been in the furniture 
business since he left GDA. He and his 
wife Marcy have three successful 
children. Len is playing golf and skiing 
and "...all the other [stuff] that aging 
people do," when weather and work 
permit. T George Pollin, father of three, 
retired from the U.S. Army in 1976 and 
from being a "beltway bandit" (research 
consultant) in 1991. He and his wife 
Carolyn are enjoying retirement from 
his home in Springfield, VA. T Ed 
Tarbel (his wife is Barbara) is a real 
estate broker, father of four, sometime 
author, and super dedicated deep-water 
ocean sailor living in New Castle, NH. 
He is actively competing in sailing races. 
Won his class at Marblehead in the 
PH.R.F. Championships in 1995. Ed 
sailed across the Atlantic in 1977 and 
later sailed alone from Portsmouth, NH, 
to Florida in a 1928 Fishers Island sloop. 
He's sailed in four Marblehead-to- 
Halifax races. ▼ Jack Wellman, father of 
four by Charlotte, widowered in 1983, is 
now married to Frances, living in 
Murrels Inlet, SC. He sold his business 
the day Charlottie died — "bad timing" 
— tried retirement and didn't like it. He 
is boss (President) of J.E. Wellman 
(Indigo) Industries, a new company 
making a new "unique and innovative" 
man-made fiber. He expects his new 
product will be available in a little over 
a year. He and Frances have 16 grand- 
children. He is still kinda busy. Jack, on 
the board of trustees in the 60s and 70s, 
has been a great supporter of GDA. T 
Sam Waugh, father of five, for years 
president of a stock brokerage, has spent 
the last 20 years traveling around the 
world with his wife Sarah as a group 
tour director. When home, they live in 
Southport, CT. His son Fred "runs the 
Pequot Travel business so we can 
concentrate on escorting tours and 
cruises." T Nick Martin, B.S. Yale '48, 
living in Louisville, KY, is now a 
consultant to the still-growing security 
company he founded in 1961, and 
recently gifted to two of his sons. Peggy, 
Nick's first wife, died in 1967, leaving 
him with three young boys. He married 



Anne Hart, widowed with a young boy 
and young girl. Together they reared the 
five children. Nick, a fine tennis player, 
"ranked in doubles in Kentucky for the 
last 20 years," is still playing tournament 
level tennis, now in the 70s age group, 
up to four times a week. Bird watchers, 
he and Anne have "chased birds" in 
Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and the upper 
Peruvian Amazon. T Gordon Hoyt and 
his wife Cynthia are planning a trip to 
southern France in early October. 
Gordon has one-and-a-half years left 
working as C.E.O. of Hermitage Insur- 
ance Company After that he will work 
as a part-time consultant. T John 
Whitney writes, "During a discussion of 
the care of his canoe that brought us 
together at the Portland, ME, Boat Show 
on March 25, 1996, John Andrew '54 and I 
fell into each others arms! We talked 
about GDA masters A. Macdonald 
Murphy, Buster Navins and Art Sager. 
Then, on to Camp Winona! What a 
pleasant surprise for both of us! Neither 
of us had ever met before! But we found 
out we had these joint chapters in our 
lives in common! Not too shabby, I'd 
say, for ten years difference!" 



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Richard A. Cousins 

Secretary 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 

01950 

(508) 462-4542 



Warren Furth writes, "In June, Margaret 
and I had a really interesting 10-day stay 
in Moscow, Russia, where I had last been 
18 years ago. A lot of changes since then, 
most of them for the better. We stayed 
with a Russian family, whom we got to 
know in Geneva many years ago when 
the husband was an international official. 
I have been elected as a delegate of 
Democrats Abroad to the Democratic 
National convention in Chicago, August 
26-30. I don't expect that Bill Clinton's 
fate will depend on my half vote at the 
Convention!" T Arch Kingsley reports, 
"Arch, Jr. broke the track record by two 
seconds in steeplechase at Saratoga Race 
Track on August 8. He is presently the 
number-three rider in the country in 
number of winners. Needless to say, the 
old man is very proud." ▼ Harriet and 
Lee Noyes avoided the summer heat by 
spending a week in northern Michigan in 
July. They stayed at the Grand Hotel on 
Mackinar Island and enjoyed the 
quaintness and beauty of the area. T 
Brad Roberts has been honored by the 
University of Nevada, Reno. He 



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Class Notes 



received the President's Medal at the 
106th commencement ceremonies last 
May in recognition of his contributions 
to higher education as trustee since 1989, 
and as two-term vice chairman of the 
executive committee. Congratulations, 
Brad. ▼ Bob Steinert is recovering from 
a stroke suffered about a year ago. He 
reports he is making good progress and 
is looking forward to further improve- 
ment over time. Bob would be delighted 
to hear from his friends. His telephone 
is (310) 498-3000. His address is: 5250 
Los Flores Street, Long Beach, CA 90815. 
▼ We had a good time at our 50th 
Reunion, Part II last June. Joy Towne 
was a most welcome addition to the 
group, which included Dick Cousins, Bo 
Jameson, Lee Noyes, Don Palais, Sy 
Symonds and Irv Williamson, together 
with wives and friends. 



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George E. Duffy II 

Secretary 

2332 Chrysanthemum 

Street 

Tucson, AZ 85737 

(520) 825-4710 



Hi, gang. Greetings from sunny, friendly 
Arizona! And welcome to all of us as the 
newest member of the Old Guard. Sad to 
say, my most recent appeal for news fell 
on almost deaf ears. Those responding 
were three reliables — Brew Hemenway, 
Warren Hill and Lyndy Watkins. As 
chance would have it, the missives from 
Messrs. Hemenway and Watkins both 
contained a literary "masterpiece," 
which had to date from our sophomore 
year and Perkins Hall. Included in the 
ribald vignette's cast of characters were 
Lyndy, Bill Silver, your correspondent, 
Ed Cartwright, Pam Blumenthal and 
Bots Young. The author of the magnum 
opus was not identified, but the finger of 
guilt points in the direction of Serior 
Hemenway. ▼ Brew's rundown of 
current activities numbers a visit to 
Maskoka, a beautiful lake country near 
the Georgian Bay. The itinerary also 
includes a family reunion with all the 
children and eight grandchildren in the 
Berkshires, followed by a Renaissance 
cruise in the Baltic, with stops at 
Stockholm, Visby, St. Petersburg, Tallen, 
Helsinki and Copenhagen. ▼ Lyndy's 
communique announced the completion 
of a seven-month remodeling job — a 
gutting of the house and expansion 
towards the water. The result, says 



Lyndy, has been great. ▼ Great to hear 
from you. Sure hope to see you both this 
fall. T As for Warren Hill, he's been 
busy this summer. A trip to Maine and a 
visit to my old campgrounds in the 
Camden area. Then a week in Florida in 
July with kids, granddaughter, et. al. 
And, like me, he gives the highest marks 
to our 50th Reunion. T Bill Silver is an 
assistant medical examiner in Dade 
County, FL. He serves as Director of the 
Mass Disaster Identification Team. He 
just completed a task of identifying 
persons by dental evidence in the recent 
Valujet plane crash. T I really wish all of 
you had been in South Byfield the 
weekend of June 14. It was a weekend to 
be cherished forever. My only disap- 
pointment was that my wife Val couldn't 
share the many magnificent moments. 
Our turnout was strong in both quantity 
and quality. Here's the lineup: Rita and 
Paul Gaudin, Liz and Brew Hemenway, 
Warren Hill, Sandy and Herb Levine, 
Nancy and Ed Maxson, Meg and Doug 
Miller, Ted Mixer, Marcia and Bill Silver, 
Marilyn and Lyndy Watkins and Debbie 
and Bob Waugh. 



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Samuel C. Gwynnejr. 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 2 

East Falmouth, MA 

02536 

(508) 548-4775 



50th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Our 50th year! We're thereV. And let's all 
resolve right now to be back in Byfield 
next June 13, 14 and 15 for what promises 
to be GDA's biggest 50th ever. Plans are 
already well underway as the honor class 
of the '97 Reunion Weekend at GDA, 1947 
will be well-hosted by the school: a 
special Class dinner at the Mansion 
House, leading the alumni/ae parade, a 
champagne luncheon, tennis, golf for 
those who wish to participate... and 
there's lots more. Jack Deering and Joe 
Welch share the title of Head Reunion 
Agent, so you can expect to get a phone 
call or two as we get further into our 
50th year. Other members of the 
Reunion Committee include Bill Bailey, 
Henry Dunker, Kevin Gaffney, Dan 
Hall, Brad Harlow, Jim Knott, Don 
Knowlton, Charlie McLaughlin, Pat 
Patterson, Bill Philbrick, Ed Rogers, Jim 
Soper and Peter Sutton. T Speaking of 
Joe Welch, he has just received another 



high honor from Dartmouth College, his 
alma mater. As regular readers of this 
column know, Joe is a long-term 
president of Dartmouth's Class of 1951. 
In naming Joe the 1996 Class President of 
the Year, the citation by Dartmouth's 
president included the following 
observations of our classmate: "In 
Newburyport, you have become a 
leading citizen, having served in a dozen 
or more civic, educational, charitable and 
professional organizations.... You've 




Long run: In 1946, GDA teammates 
Sam Gwynne '47 and Fritz Freeman '48 
(top) were befriended by Red Sox 
pitching ace David "Boo" Ferriss, who 
procured "big league" gloves for them 
and treated them to World Series 
tickets. In June 1996, the Sox hosted a 
reunion of the '46 team, bringing 
together Ferris (center), Freeman and 
Gwynne. 

brought 1951 to great prominence and 
respect everywhere in the college 
community. Under your guidance and 
drive, the class has come together into a 
tightly knit organization that supports 
Dartmouth in many ways.... The Class of 
1951 is a remarkable one, one that you 
can take credit for leading in such a 
distinguished way." The citation also 
noted that Joe's father, brother and 
daughter Amy are all graduates of 
Dartmouth. Congratulations to Joe on 



34 The Archon - Fall 1996 



this recognition by Dartmouth College. 
T Bill Pierce, the fine first-baseman on 
the 1947 baseball team, submits good 
news on two fronts. First, the family: 
Bill and Lucille had their first grandchild, 
whose name is Brian Foley. And on the 
medical front: Bill had his third open- 
heart operation this June and reports that 
everything went well. He says that 
recovery is a slow process, but things are 
progressing. He is planning to return in 
June for the 50th Reunion. T Bill 
Philbrick reports that he and Katy are 
looking forward to the 50th. He will be 
heading up the golf activity on Saturday 
afternoon (June 14), so all you golfers get 
ready. T Ed Rogers is struggling with 
his recovery from a recent stroke. He is 
revelling in his seven sons and daughters 
and the now 14 grandchildren! T Peter 
Sutton recently formed a new company 
to sell and install electric fencing. ..just 
before the passage of a town ordinance 
which mandated such pet control. (Did 
Peter know something?) T Your Class 
Secretary and his wife Nancy are both 
members of a choral group which had its 
first European concert tour this spring. 
We sang our way across Germany, 
Belgium and Holland. We were fortu- 
nate to be in Holland at the very peak of 
that country's season for flowers. We 
cruised the length of the Rhine River, 
singing as we went, with an occasional 
stop to sample the product of a local 
vineyard. Another highlight of our 
memory-making tour was singing our 
way through the canals of Amsterdam at 
night, with the townspeople gathered 
along the banks to hear us. ▼ It has been 
your Secretary's thinking that GDA keeps 
good records of its alumni, meaning 
those former students who graduated 
and also those former students who did 
not graduate (the Class of '47 has 12 
DNGs). But here's a surprise: The school 
has no record of Richard "Jake" Stahl. 
Jake is not in our Milestone, although he 
was a senior in the spring of 1947 and 
was the manager of the baseball team. 
He does not show up on the official GDA 
listing of our Class, which includes 
everyone who was ever a member — 
living, deceased, lost, DNGs — everyone 
who was ever a member — but no Jake. 
In fact, he does not show up on the 
computer, which lists everyone who 
matriculated at GDA for at least one year. 
So here's an A.P.B.: if you have any 
information on Jake Stahl '47, please let 
either your Secretary or the Alumni /ae 
Office know! We know that, despite 
what the GDA computer tells us, he did 
most certainly exist — and we would 
like to have any information on him: 
Did he go to college? Did he continue to 



Gemmer Receives Honor 
from Time Magazine 



I 

Hllip Gemmer '48, president 
of Forest City Chevrolet/Saab in Portland, 
ME, has received a Time magazine 
Quality Dealer Award. 

The award program, sponsored in 
association with Goodyear Tire & Rubber 
and the National Automobile Dealers 
Association, recognizes industry 
performance and community service. 
Gemmer is one of only 66 dealers from 
20,500 nationwide to be nominated for 
the award. Winners were selected by a 
panel of faculty members from the 
University of Michigan's graduate school 
of business administration. 

Gemmer began his career in 1955 
as a salesman for his family-owned 
business. He is now president and 
dealership operator. His community 
service includes involvement as a 
director of the Portland Chamber of 
Commerce, the Y.M.C.A., the American 
Red Cross and Child and Family 
Services. 



live in Springfield, MA? Did he get 
married? I can think of a certain well- 
known former baseball coach who might 
add a query like, "Did he ever learn to 
tie his own shoes?" but we'll dispense 
with that as we seek serious information 
about our classmates. One of the things 
we remember best about Jake is the great 
good humor that existed between him 
and Buster Navins... beginning with 
giving him the name "Jake." T On a less 
happy note, it is your Secretary's job to 
report the death of Dick MacDuffie in 
Boca Raton on March 25, 1996. The death 
of a classmates reminds us of our own 
mortality and of our advancing years. 
But the recent death of Dick MacDuffie 
reminds us of how blessed we are — and 
how thankful we should be. And what 
true courage is.... Dick was a lifetime 
diabetic. When he was at GDA, he was 
the only insulin-dependent student in the 
school, but he participated in a full 
schedule of athletics. The complications 
were to catch up with him, however. In 
1982 he had open-heart surgery. His 
recovery was severely complicated by 
his diabetes and was very, very slow. He 
was obliged to have one leg amputated 
above the knee in the mid-1980s; two 
years later, the other leg was amputated 
above the knee. In 1994, he had his left 
hand amputated, and he was put on a 
pacemaker. He developed peripheral 
vascular disease and was on kidney 
dialysis three times a week for the last 



two years of his life. Throughout his 
medically troubled life, and most 
especially during his last six months, his 
doctors were literally amazed at his will 
to live. He never gave in. Dick was 
blessed to have Lynn (Shoals) as his wife, 
and her 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a- 
week, 30-day-a-month, 365-day-a-year 
care eased much of Dick's suffering — 
until last fall. She says, "Dick was in so 
much pain those last six months. 
Everything that could go wrong for him 
did. He was so brave." To Lynn, the 
Class of 1947 expresses its admiration 
and compassion for her steadfastness in 
the face of all she's been through. To the 
couple's five children and ten grandchil- 
dren, Dick's classmates extend sympa- 
thetic best wishes. 



'48 



Ash Eames: "My son Ted, who grew up 
in Moody House and Ingham, is now a 
consultant in New York City with Delta 
Systems. I have just completed a 
documentary video and activists' guide 
on Nicaragua and the World Bank." ▼ 
Bob Hill: "Looking forward to attending 
our 50th Reunion. Bill Lindquist owes 
me a telephone call. Do I have to pay the 
toll from Sanibel to Ft. Myers Beach to 
get us together, Bill?" ▼ Pete Houston: 
"If you are still looking for that perfect 
place to retire, come on down to 



Wanted: 48 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-763 



Williamsburg, VA, and live it up!" T 
Peter Wagner: "Completed two trips to 
Desolation Sound, San Juan Island and 
South Sound of Puget Sound in Seattle 
area aboard Whampoa 40' offshore 
cruising yacht. Weather terrific. Niece 
Anna Hill '85 married Mark Gerry, 
GDA's football coach." 



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Archer B. des Cognets 

Secretary 

94 Vale Street 

E. Melbourne 

Victoria 3002, 

Australia 

61-3-9428-8131 



As my classmates are aware, I have been 
back and forth between America and 



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Class Notes 



Australia quite a bit this past year and I 
expect to be doing more of that in the 
time ahead. In fact, we will be in 
Williamstown from September 19th until 
shortly after Christmas. T Had a great 
golf outing in July with Manson Hall 



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Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 

Secretary 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769 

(508) 252-6482 




Fabulous Fifties: Tim Greene '50 and 
Ted Barows '51 were among the 
invitees to the first annual Leadership 
Society Dinner in September. 

and Tom Emery on Cape Cod. Lobster 
and beer helped make up for the lousy 
golf — lots of fun. T Had a note from 
Bud Frame and as we expect to be in 
Ithica, NY, for the Dartmouth-Cornell 
football game on October 26th, we are 
going to get together with Bud and 
Peggy for the night of the 27th. It's been 
a long time and I am looking forward to 
it. ▼ John Canepa has finally retired as 
Chairman of Old Kent Financial Corpo- 
ration in Grand Rapids. John had been 
there since 1970 as Senior Vice President 
and ultimately served for 23 years as 
Chief Executive Officer of the bank. 
Time now John to relax a little — 
perhaps you should have a round of golf 
with Tom, Manson and myself. T Had a 
wonderful newsy letter from Bill 
Chamberlain, who has relocated in 
Missouri at the Lake of the Ozarks. He 
describes the last as 127 miles long with 
1200 miles of shoreline — beautiful 
country. Bill is involved in a develop- 
ment program for a small community 
hospital, which was begun in 1978 and 
continues to grow as does the commu- 
nity. Bill makes mention of working on 
his golf game as well — it has to be 
better than mine — Tom and Manson 
would vouch for that. ▼ Thanks, Len 
Johnson, for your nice note. Sorry for 
the duplication and confusion. T Hope 
this finds everyone well and enjoying 
the fall season. 



Since Mai Robertson just missed my last 
deadline in the spring, his news goes 
back to his January trip to the Rose Bowl 
where he "had a great time even though 
Northwestern lost." "Wait 'til next 
year!," says Mai, who continues to be 
active with sales consulting for a sign 
company. ▼ The Mammoth Mountain 
saga solution came with the spring thaw. 
A long letter from Dick Patton arrived in 
June confessing that his GDA buddies 
had let him down. "Towards the last 
minute Bishop bought a boat, or mini 
yacht. Anyway, it was somewhere 
between 40 to 100 feet and he needed to 
sail it home from Tortola, British Virgin 
Islands to Cape Cod. Tulloch at the last 
minute had to go to a must-do merger 
talk in Canada." Dick, not to be outdone, 
took a friend with a hot air balloon. The 
skiing was great, but the balloon launch 
was aborted because of high winds. The 
Pattons embarked on another river and 
canal cruise in France during the 
summer, traveling the English Channel 
south through Brittany for nine days and 
just missing the Tullochs in Paris. Dick 
says, "the Class news in The Archon is a 
great way to keep in touch, and the way 
time flies, our 50th is only a few weeks 
away" I hope Dick's words will be an 
inspiration to others. T Dave Esty's 
response to the postcard's question, 
"Class" is "a little." That is up from 
"very little" the previous time, so Dave 
is clearly making significant progress. 
Does residence in Rhode Island have 
anything to do with this? ▼ An August 
card from Dick Patton laments the lack of 
contact with GDA alums in the L.A. area. 
Son Robert is about to begin his last year 
of college with hopes of going into the 
construction field. Daughter Lynda, in 
search of a new career, is working as an 
extra in the movie /TV industry. Dick is 
planning to retire from the brokerage 
business in 1997, down from one-third 
time now. He'll have to find a way out 
of his directorship of a bank holding 
company to be totally free. He sends 
best regards to all. T Jack Ives is 
"slowing down a bit, having settled in 
Mt. Pleasant, just outside Charleston, 
SC." He still goes to New York about 
one week a month, but his new residence 
"allows frequent visits to/from daughter 



Angela '93, a senior at Clemson." T Our 
age is showing. Bill Fletcher "retired at 
the end of May after 24 years as propri- 
etor of Battle Green Stamp Company." 
He plans on additional traveling and a 
move to Cape Cod. ▼ Elliott Williams 
"retired after 18 years at Cheshire 
Academy and moved to Florida," where 
he is doing some Independent School 
placement. To get away from the heat 
and humidity of Florida, Elliott and 
Mary took positions at Old Faithful Inn 
in Yellowstone National Park for the 
summer season. It sounds good to me. 
T Still very much on the job is Tim 
Greene. His daughter Jody has com- 
pleted a master of education degree and 
will be teaching kindergarten at the 
Leslie Ellis School in Arlington, MA. 
"It's wonderful to have an educator in 
the family." Son Chris manages installa- 
tion of equipment on municipal vehicles 
in Marlboro, MA. ▼ My trip to the 
Olympics met all expectations. I saw 
happy people from all over the world 
having a wonderful experience thanks to 
the outstanding hospitality of the Atlanta 
community. The U.S. women's teams 
really made us proud by their demeanor, 
as well as their success. Please don't 
disappoint Dick Patton, me and the rest 
of our classmates. Keep the news 
coming and keep the focus on Byfield in 
2000. 



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Ted H. Barrows III 

Secretary 

136 Hope Street 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

Howard C. Reith, Jr. 

Secretary 

7 Appaloosa Lane 

South Hamilton, MA 

01982 

(508) 468-0203 



Our 45th Class Reunion was an unquali- 
fied success, though we missed those 
who were unable to be there. A list of 
those attending follows: Bill Atwell, Ted 
Barrows, Ken Bistany, Dick Bittner, Dave 
Bullock, Peter Dunning, Fred Franzius, 
Chuck Gesen, Ben Hawkins, Chuck 
Hussey, George Kirkham, Bill Lacey, 
George McGregor, Dave Pope, Bud Reith, 
Bob Wenz and Jim White. Once again, 
we extend special thanks to the Laceys 



36 The Archon - Fall 1996 



for Friday evening's barbecue, the Popes 
for a lobster cookout at the beach on 
Sunday and to Mike Moonves and the 
GDA staff for a well coordinated week- 
end. ▼ George McGregor reports that 
Chuck Hussey was entrusted with a 
camera by the school to take pictures, 
"probably because he has an LLD after 
his name." George has sent the pictures 
to Chuck with Class names and ad- 



believe where the time has gone since I 
left South Byfield." 




Classmates: Frank Huntress and 
Howard Quimby represent the Class of 
'52 at September's Leadership Society 
Dinner. 

dresses to be forwarded on as in a chain 
letter, so don't break the chain when they 
get to you. ▼ Dick Bittner had such a 
good time that he returned to the East 
Coast, naturally, for more. He joined up 
with Fred Franzius aboard "Motu," and 
they set sail from Groton for an odyssey 
on the high seas. I knew they had 
arrived in Bristol Saturday afternoon 
when I heard the singing of the Senior 
Songl Jackie and I took them in, gave 
them sustenance (some liquid) and a dry 
bed and thoroughly enjoyed their visit. 
Sunday they sailed out of beautiful 
Narragansett Bay to Menemsha to visit 
with the vacationing Bullocks. From 
there it was on the Block Island, where 
Carol and Rob Louttit have a lovely 
summer home. 



52 



Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

Secretary 

5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, MA 01945 

(617) 631-4785 



45th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

John Burns: "Winding down a 40-year 
career with Shell Oil Co. Chemical 
Group by mid-1996. Will maintain my 
New Jersey home in Ridgewood, NJ, and 
summer home in Westfield, MA. Still 
roaming the links and maintain a seven 
handicap at Ridgewood CC. Hard to 



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William C. Pinkham 
Secretary 
P.O. Box 369 
Glenmoore, PA 19343 
(610) 942-3273 



Had a few misses as well as the opportu- 
nity to connect with a few of our 
classmates during my fund drive calls.... 
T Peter Donald lives in Englewood, CO. 
I was told he "works out of the U.S. and 
won't be back until July." This gave me a 
new perspective on my travel schedule. 
▼ Heard Parker Field's voice for the first 
time in many years, but phone messages 
are one-sided and disappointing. T 
Allen Staley lives in Manhattan and 
teaches art history at Columbia. His 
brother Wally participated in three 
Olympics and was able to carry the 
Olympic torch. T Dunlap Weichsel is 
alive and well and still living in Dallas. 
Was in real estate and is now serving his 
second term as City Councilman for 
Highland Park, TX. T Dr. Tom Whitney 
is living in South Paris, ME, where he's 
been a pediatrician for 19 years. His 
schooling and profession have taken him 
to Chapel Hill, Rochester, Exeter and 
Mississippi. He didn't acquire a southern 
accent, and it was heartening to hear his 
reassuring voice after all these years. ▼ 
Cards from several people: Charlie 
Palmer says all is well with the Palmers. 
Daughters Susan ('96 Cornell Law 
graduate) and Sandy (fourth grade 
teacher in Harrisonberg, VA) are 
excellent. Wife Pat and the Palms are 
super. (Especially now that both 
daughters have graduated....) ▼ Mark 
Lowell is still living in Tonapah, AZ. 
Had an industrial accident three days 
after Christmas and almost lost his left 
foot. Was on crutches for his son Gus' 
wedding, and still hobbling when they 
went to the N.E. in May. He's still not 
back to work. Still limps, but doing 
better. (All the best, Mark. We hope you 
are fully recovered by now.) T David 
Abramson writes that he is leading a 
"happy life." Great marriage, five 
daughters, excellent health. Chair/CEO 
of meaningful marketing communications 
firm. Chair of D.C. Committee to 
Promote Washington — a great deal of 
civic activity and he hopes meaningful as 
well. Daughter #1 has been in Managua, 
Nicaragua since 1985 — two grand- 
daughters ("what else?") working on 
childbirth, debts up to two years old 
with A.I.D., P.A.H.O. and N.I.C Govern- 
ment. Daughter #2, Arizona living; #3, 



NYC journalism pursuit; #4, sophomore 
at Stanford; #5, 10 years old. (Sounds like 
Dave has a few years to go before 
considering retirement....) Dave sends 
sincere regards to all those who can and 
do remember. ▼ John Hall is involved 
with publishing materials in language 
arts, phonics, vocabulary, spelling, 
reading comprehension and learning 
differences for K-12. Says it is keeping 
him busy in Cambridge, MA. Jen Noon 
'92 has just joined John's firm as an 
editor. T Anyone interested in real 
estate in the Wellesley area would do 
well to contact Tom Windle. Tom sent an 
impressive brochure with his photo 
(looks trim and handsome and still has 
hair) announcing that he has sold his real 
estate business to De Wolfe New 
England, and he now works for the De 
Wolfe organization. Says he finds that 
not owning his own business gives him a 
little more time for golf and tennis. T 
Sue and I just returned from two wonder- 
ful weeks in Colorado. A nice break 
from the hectic pace at Weyerhaeuser. 
(I'm not complaining; it pays the rent 
and keeps me active.) Our eight-year-old 
grandson challenged us to keep up with 
him on the trails. We had our normal 
brush with thunderstorms above tree 
line (12,000 ft.), which always makes life 
exciting. Son Michael and his girlfriend 
also detoured several hundred miles 
enroute from Seattle to school in Denton, 
TX. We certainly live in a mobile society. 
Our best to all. Hope you had a great 
summer. 



54 



Michael B. Smith 

Secretary 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

(703) 522-4582 

windsabre@aol.com 



Dick Michelson: "I continue to enjoy 
retirement. Had a great two-month trip 
to Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and China in 
the spring. Continue to climb and 
backpack in the mountains a day or two 
a week. Moved into a new home last 
fall. Continue to stay in good shape: I 
weigh the same as when I graduated 
from GDA!" T K. Dodd Miles: "Tried to 
retire June '95 but got drafted to another 
job. Will try again in January '97. Got a 
new right hip in April '95, which goes to 
show I shouldn't have been playing 
soccer in my mid 40s. It's going to be fall 
soon, so I'll again be thinking about 
walking to Dodge's for cider. Regards to 
all." T John Moyer: "Presently partners 
with a long-time friend, my son and a 
recent affiliate of another firm (Dumas, 



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Mover and Leoy) in the securities 
business. Have three children — two 
boys and a girl, all married." T Michael 
Smith: "Took my older boy Devereux to 
Paris this summer, where he spent four 
weeks with a French friend. It is 
amazing to see Paris through the eyes of 
a seven-year-old! We are in the process 
of rebuilding our house after a micro- 
wave explosion ruined our kitchen. 
Hopefully this will be done by Thanks- 
giving." T Gerard Vaughan: "I have 
finally come full circle from my Air 
Force flying days. After five years 
working at Skip Pescosolido's Tropicana 
Energy Petroleum business in Irving, TX, 
and a short stint in the automotive arena, 
I have returned to the aeronautical 
world. I now work for McDonnell 
Douglas as an instructor pilot. I teach 
Air Force pilots how to fly the new Air 
Force C-17 Heavy Jet Transport, and I get 
to do it right here in Charleston, SC. 
Y'all come down now." 



55 
'56 



George O. Gardner III 

Secretary 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(508) 263-3052 

James Dean III 

Secretary 

13 Circuit Road 

South Berwick, ME 

03908 

(207) 384-9184 



About a year ago, Dick Bartlett and his 
wife retired from their jobs to enjoy the 
opportunities provided by travel, 
boating and trips to the South. ▼ Jim 
Dean's daughter Penny was married this 
summer, his son Bart became engaged to 
a girl from Denver. He traveled down to 
the Olympics and did Habitat For 
Humanity in inner city Hartford. ▼ 
Gordie Martin sent a note at Reunion 
time to say that ill health was keeping 
him from attending, but he wished us all 
well and he loves the school. His wife is 
caring for him in New Britain, CT. T In 
a conversation not too long ago, Rey 
Moulton and Tom Elder discovered that 
their two sons were both working for the 
same advertising firm in San Francisco. 
Surprise! ▼ Can you believe it? Widge 
Needham is now a grandfather! His 
grandson James Lowell Thorndike is 
now six months old. His daughter and 
husband live in Newton, and she is on a 
Harvard fellowship to Massachusetts 



General Hospital as a doctor and doing 
research in public health. ▼ The 
following was provided by Joe 
MacLeod: "Our 40th Reunion was a 
wonderful experience. At Friday night's 
dinner, in our special room, led by Rey 
Moulton (Phyllis), we toasted classmates 
not with us, handed out 'special' awards 
to a lucky few, and then each person gave 
a poignant and /or humorous story 
relating to GDA. John Wilson (Loraine) 




Good friends: Dick Pew '54 and Rey 

Moulton '56 pose during their 
preparation to raft the middle fork of 
Idaho's Stanley River as part of a trip 
sponsored by the R.E. Moulton, Inc. 

and Hunt joined forces in a rendering of 
'clearing out the library on a snow 
evening.' Other stories paled. Art Sager 
would have been proud of Tom Elder 
(Jackie), John Tisdale (Thelma), John 
Henry (Kate), Herb Hodos Qanet), Peter 
Renkert (Joanne), Art Balser, Chuck 
Duncan, Tony Miller, Don Dunsford, 
George Needham, La Nichols (Pat), Jim 
Dean (Dianne) and Joe MacLeod 
(Carolyn). Jim got so carried away, he 
offered to stay on as Class Secretary and 
was roundly applauded for his past and 
future efforts. Special mention must be 
made of Tony Miller, who made the trek 
from England and Don Dunsford from 
California to visit. It was terrific to see 
them. Tony still talks funny. Saturday 
brought about various activities, 
comprising of sporting events, golf, road 
races, touring and a nap or two. Peter 
and Joanne were nice enough to share 
their sailboat with a sail outside 
Newburyport harbor. In the afternoon, 



we enjoyed singing in the chapel and the 
treat of listening to Tony in the 
Meistersingers. Saturday night started 
off with a rousing cocktail hour and class 
pictures outside the gym, followed by 
dinner with dancing to a 'lively' band. 
MacLeod said he was able to hear the 
music! ▼ After Sundav breakfast, 
farewells were made and all wended 
their ways home. If you were not able to 
attend — know this — you were thought 
of and asked about. Be sure to make the 
next Reunion! 



'T 



Lyman A. Cousens III 

Secretary 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

(603) 796-6446 



40th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

First and foremost, a big "thank you" to 
Frank Dickerson and Wink Pescosolido, 
who have "volunteered" to be Class 
Agents for the Class of 1957. For Skip 
this is the second time around, and we 
sure have a great team with these two 
classmates. Please guys, give them your 
support. T Nice notes (as usual) from 
Jeff Fitts. The Fitts Insurance Agency 
opened a new office (the 19th hole) and 
bought another local agency It's a real 
family affair, with Jeff's wife Sandy and 
sons Tim and Chris all in the business. 
Oldest son Jon is into cemetery planning 
and landscaping. T Tom Chalfant 
(tchalf4272@aol.com) has begun his 27th 
year teaching at Alabama State Univer- 
sity (a.k.a. The Hornets). Due to his 
longevity and track exploits at GDA, 
Tom anticipates the new stadium at 
A.S.U. will be Font Field. No argument 
here! ▼ The spring of 1997 marks our 
40th since graduation. I hope we can 
have a good turnout from what history 
may record as GDA's most dormant class. 



58 



Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 

Secretary 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 774-3336 



Mike Dunsford reported that he is by 
now a grandfather for the first time and 
that his step-daughter Betsy gets married 
in September. Mike also reported that he 
very much enjoys hearing about his 
classmates through The Archon and has 
been in touch with his old friend Wayne 



38 The Archon - Fall 1996 



Hockmeyer, who is running a highly 
successful outdoor adventure company 
called Northern Outdoors in Maine, 
which features rafting vacations, rock 
climbing training, outdoor team 
building activities and other environ- 
mentally oriented youth programs. Each 
year Wayne's brochure contains new and 
exciting adventures for outdoor enthusi- 
asts. Mike also reported a rumor that 
Gump Hayden will soon be retiring 
from Delta; the alleged reason has 
nothing to do with Gump's age, but was 
due to the apparent fact that he has 
shrunk another one-half inch and could 
no longer reach the pedals. I am not in a 
position to confirm or deny that report. 
▼ Jack Morse reported that on one of his 
many flights, an announcement came 
over the loudspeaker that the pilot for 
that flight was Captain Hayden. Jack 
reported a momentary panic, but was 
reassured by the Captain's calming 
words. Jack, incidentally, is President 
and CEO of Global Access Telecommuni- 
cations Services, Inc. That sounds like an 
$800 suit type job of job, as had been 
previously reported by Captain Hayden. 
T Richard Morse is back in the United 
States on furlough for the fall of 1996, 
taking a break from his missionary and 
medical work at Tenwek Hospital in 
Kenya. Tenwek continues to provide for 
the spiritual and medical needs of 
thousands of local residents, with 11,000 
admission and 53,000 outpatient visits to 
the hospital during the past year and 
over 3,500 new converts to the Christian 
faith being reported. ▼ Nuff 
Withington reports that he is not yet 
thinking of retirement, with his young- 
est child being a senior at GDA and four 
years of college in the future. Nuff 
reports no grandchildren, but he does 
have a married daughter with two 
sheepdogs. ▼ If the Class of 1958 wants 
to hear about more of their classmates, 
they will have to respond to my next 
letter. 



59 



Mirick Friend 

Secretary 

Box 540 

Minor Lake, NH 03853 

(603)569-3212 



Jim Foley: "For almost a year now, I've 
been volunteering on the Dental Van in 
Lawrence, MA, called Caring for 
Children. This is sponsored by Blue 
Cross /Blue Shield and the Massachusetts 
Dental Society. We do dental exams for 
all the school kids from K-8 in all 
Lawrence schools. Free medical physi- 
cals are given as well. I'm usually on 



board every other Friday. It's rewarding 
and keeps me out of trouble. Secondly, I 
participate in the Ryan White Care Act. 
Here, dentists treat HIV-positive 
patients. Actually, I'm the only one in 
the area who does this, and I have 
patients from Newburyport, Ipswich, 
Lowell and as far away as Concord and 
Manchester, NH. It's too bad we can't get 
more dental participants. I've finally 
gone on-line computerwise and have 
actually been e-mailing John Catlett on a 
regular basis, and have followed him 
from Vienna to New York to London, 
where he is now living. Anybody can e- 
mail me at 103740,3510 on CompuServe. 
I also have an Internet number: 
103740.3510@compuserve.com. I'd love 
to hear from classmates who are on-line. 
Finally, spent some time in Nova Scotia 
this summer looking at property. I 
finally see the end of the tunnel: early 
retirement in about four years, and I 
can't wait to get to Canada." 



'60 



John C. Elwell 

Secretary 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 

01950 

(508) 462-8749 



'61 



J. Stephen Sawyer 
Secretary 

3616 Beech Run Lane 
Mechanicsburg, PA 
17055 

(717) 732-3908 
73073.2063@compuserve.com 



Pete Boynton enjoyed lunch with Cathie 
and Tom Woodruff and son Tom, as well 
as Dick Snowdon. He cooled off from 
the Washington, D.C., heat on Cape Cod 
in mid-July — a real treat to get back to 
Massachusetts after these many years. 
Pete was unable to attend the Reunion 
due to a family emergency, but he sent 
an e-mail to GDA which was passed to all 
class members in attendance. Included in 
that message was an invitation to visit 
him and wife Jacqueline if in the 
Washington area. Address: 6725 
Churchill Road, McLean, VA; phone: 
703-893-6260 (H) or 703-884-8028 (O). T 
Dave Clark recently completed his five- 
year tenure as treasurer of a non-profit 
P.A.C. supporting education in the 
Beaverton school district. During this 
period of fiscal austerity, the district was 
still able to float $165,000,000 in educa- 
tional bond issues. Additionally, Dave 
has been politically active in two state- 
wide (Oregon) efforts to increase tax 




Leaders: Dottie Bragdon and Carl 
Youngman '60 pose together during 
the Leadership Society Dinner 
festivities at the Mansion House. 

revenue to replace that lost by reduced 
property taxes. Dave's daughter, 17, is 
doing well academically and was chosen 
to co-captain the Sunset High School 
Color Guard, which performs at school 
athletic events, as well as in competitions 
throughout Washington and Oregon. 
They planned (at the time of writing) to 
visit with relatives in New England in 
July. ▼ Tony Garland was unable to 
attend the Reunion, but sent a Boston 
Globe article about the Island Medical 
Center — an extraordinary report 
dealing with the overwhelming difficul- 
ties of providing medical support to the 
Maine residents of Blue Hill peninsula, 
Deer Isle, and the remote Isle au Haut. 
Copies were provided to classmates at 
GDA, and I will provide a copy to any 
interested readers on request (not 
limited to the Class of '61.) T Bert 
Noyes writes that he has been working 
as a senior engineer in controls and 
accessories for the last 20 years at G.E. 
Aircraft Engines in Lynn, MA. Bert's son 
is at the University of Massachusetts 
(Lowell), working on a solar car race 
entry, and his daughter is studying art 
history at Harvard. T On Saturday of 
the Reunion, Tom Mercer flew in from 
Texas and joined Katie and Dick 
Snowdon, Deana and Dave Stringer, 
Cathie and Tom Woodruff and me for the 
dinner and blowout at the field house. T 
Finally, I want to mention Denis Golden. 
Although officially a member of the 
Class of '62, Denny was a charter 
member of the original Ambrose mafia 
that drove Mr. Nagle into a different line 
of work. He did two marvelous rendi- 
tions of "Captain of the Pinafore" for Art 
Sager and an S.R.O. crowd in the chapel 



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(one rendition was with the correct 
score). 



'62 



Thomas S. Tobey 

Secretary 

59 West Portola 

Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022 

(415) 941-5060 



35th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 



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'64 



Peter P. Morrin 

Secretary 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 



H. Laurence Henchey Jr. 

Secretary 

85 High Street 

Reading, MA 01867 

(617) 662-2588 

lhenchey@bbn.com 



Don Balser: "After almost 30 years with 
Holyoke Mutual Insurance Co., I opted 
for early retirement, and am now 
involved with a start-up effort to 
introduce Internet processing and 
distribution to the property /casualty 
insurance industry Having partnered 
with AT&T and other companies, the 
project is quite exciting, although the 
transition to a technology environment 
has been somewhat of a culture shock. 
All in all, having a good time! The years 
have passed quickly by, and it doesn't 
seem possible that our son Andy is 
through college with the past three years 
in Alaska (environmental and ecological 
research while completing his graduate 
degree), and recently marrying his 
college (Middlebury) sweetheart Molly 
this past June ( a great four-and-a-half 
day party and celebration at Jekyel 
Island and St. Simon in Georgia. Yes, I 
did the Macarena!). Then, Molly and 
Andy were off to Africa for two-and-a- 
half months. Times have changed! Linda 
and I continue to enjoy it all and look 
forward to still more change and 
excitement in the days ahead!" T Robert 
Canterbury: "My latest professional 
incarnation is as a theatrical milliner. In 
the first six months of this year, I have 
made hats for the Lyric Theatre's 



production of Lady Windemere's Fan, 
Coyote Theatre's Like the Rain.... (Tennes- 
see Williams), the Vincent Club's fund- 
raiser for Massachusetts General Hospi- 
tal and the Bucks Country (PA) produc- 
tion of Hello Dolly." T Mark O'Brien: 
"Good news! They must have lost the 
academic records of the '60's. Despite his 
father's checkered career in South 
Byfield, my oldest son Conor entered 
GDA with the Class of 2000! Trevor 
(seventh grade) and Kerry (sixth) 
hopefully to follow." 



'65 



Kenneth A. Linberg 

Secretary 

6775A Pasado Road 

Isla Vista, CA 93117 

(805) 685-1868 

linberg@lifesci.lscf. 

ucsb.edu 



Special kudos to several classmates for 
their spontaneous contributions to the 
Class Notes while your flaky Class 
Secretary was otherwise preoccupied 
with neuroscience and dogs (both arenas 
proceeding nicely). T Especially 
wonderful to receive an e-mail dispatch 
from D. Brewer Eddy, who has been 
residing in the Williamsburg, VA, area 
for the past eight years. Into computers 
by 1980, he currently is employed in that 
vein at the College of William and Mary. 
He confides that his life with Jean, his 
wife of 16 years — formerly a nurse and 
presently a veterinarian — is his chief 
happiness in life. Outside of his work, 
his family and his ongoing love of 
playing/repairing banjos and guitars, he 
has joined a Civil War re-enactor bunch: 
F-Company, 21st VA Volunteer Infantry. 
Thanks for checking in with us, Brewer, 
and we hope to see you at our 35th 
Reunion in June, 2000! T Special thanks 
to Nick Apollonio for a postcard that 
arrived in the spring. Nick writes that he 
was unable to make it to the 30th 
Reunion because he and his family were 
moving into a new house. He is still 
making guitars, doing boat work, etc., in 
Rockport, ME. His son Ben is now 12 and 
daughter Elizabeth is seven. Both are 
doing well in school; his son plays the 
sax and his daughter is taking off on 
piano and art work. ▼ Thanks also to 
Henry Horenstein for sending an 
announcement of an exhibit of his 
photographic work that ran from June to 
August this past summer at the Bonni 
Benrubi Gallery on New York's East 76th 
Street. T Following some of the exploits 



of one of our classmates — our peripa- 
tetic newsman Mark Starr — is made 
easier by the public nature of his labors 
as National Sports Correspondent and 
Boston Bureau Chief of Newsweek 
magazine. I hope that many of you have 
enjoyed, as I have, his carefully penned 
prose in a series of bylines leading up to 
and throughout the recent Atlanta 
Olympics. How exciting to be right in 
the thick of things! Great to see Mark's 
visage among those of the assembled 
news team at the front of the July 22 
issue! T While on the subject, the 
Summer Olympics and, of course, the 
presidential elections, are both quadren- 
nial events that can serve as temporal 
yardsticks — familiar milestones against 
which the continuum of our lives can be 
measured. As a fellow Govie, I realize 
how charged the "Milestone" concept is 
to us all. I evoke such a hallowed name 
because, as a Class, we are all in the 
process of reaching one such potent 
milestone in our individual lives — that 
of our 50th birthday — mine to occur at 
the end of this year. In view of the very 
sad but undeniable fact that several of 
our comrades have already left this 
earthly frame, it seems to me all the 
more important and desirable for those 
of us still kicking to check in with an 
update on our activities and our lives at 
this juncture. During this next year or so, 
I hope that each of you will consider 
writing in to at least say hello. And of 
course, it's never premature to start 
planning on attending our next gather- 
ing in Byfield, three-and-a-half years 
hence. In the meantime, enjoy the 
holidays ahead and have a great New 
Year in 1997. 



'66 



Brad Silsby: "Ended a 20-year career 
developing new programs and facilities 
for a local hospital and health care 
system to join a small partnership 
specializing in real estate development 
for institutions in a more entrepreneurial 
endeavor." 



Wanted: 66 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-1763 



40 The Archon - Fall 1996 



'67 



Bennett H. Beach 

Secretary 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301) 951-9643 

ben_beach@tws.org 



30th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

You've missed your chance to have Dick 
Boucher build you a custom home in the 
Lehigh Valley. Dick has closed that 
successful business, and he and Pam are 
fixing to enlarge the Class' Florida 
delegation sometime in 1997. Their son 
Daniel, 13, is interested in GDA. ▼ 
Florida recently lost a member of the 
Class. After almost a quarter-century in 
South Florida as a golf pro, golf director 
and country club general manager, Rick 
Jensen has "retired" to Bristow, OK, as he 
had long planned to do before reaching 
50. Located about 45 minutes from Tulsa 
in wife Marilyn's hometown, Rick is now 
watching over cattle — and playing a 
little golf. T Don Congdon hasn't 
moved recently, but he's helping his 
parents pull up stakes in Concord, NH, 
and replant them farther east, in Dover. 
T If you're getting fired up about the 
total eclipse of the sun in February, 1998, 
check in with Stan Greenberg. He is 
trying to pick a spot in the Caribbean to 
get a good look. ▼ Jeff Wood has 
become an avid flyfisherman. Though 
traveling less than he used to for the 
Direct Marketing Association, he did get 
to L.A. earlier this year, and had dinner 
with fellow American University 
alumnus Wil Poon. T Rem Clark is one 
of the many starting to come to grips 
with college-age children. His oldest, 
Ashley, has just started at Roanoke 
College in Virginia, which was eager to 
obtain her volleyball skills. T Don't go 
to the Mattress Discounters store in 
Danvers expecting to buy from Mike 
Miles. He's been made the manager at 
the Saugus store. T Luciano Pavarotti 
was accompanied by Don Gay and 150 
others last April at the gala opening of 
the Detroit Opera House. Later in the 
year, Don did a one-week singing tour in 
England with the Archdiocese Chorus of 
Detroit. ▼ Andy Rimmington is 
enjoying his graduate work at the 
University of British Columbia in 
Vancouver. But hold onto your hats: 
Andy is headed for Byfield in June to 
attend our 30th Reunion, as part of a trip 
that will take him to the Railway and 
Locomotive Historical Society HQ in 



Cambridge. All aboard. T That 
Reunion was the subject of a July 
meeting in Fenway Park's 600 Club, 
hosted by Bill Alfond. It was attended 
by 15 percent of the Class, blasting the 
GDA record — and possibly the U.S. 
record, as well. On hand, besides Bill, 
were Paul Hemmerich, Gene Romero, 
Gardner Sisk, Mike Miles, Rem Clark, 
Ben Beach, Jeff Harris, Joe Story, Dan 
Morgan and Roger Block. The Red Sox 
won big. T From his Amherst base, 
Dave Marsh sees lots of the underdevel- 
oped world, working for Save the 
Children. His three sons have discov- 
ered an oldies station and sing plenty of 
Beatles songs. "That helps keep me 
young and optimistic, a bit," Dave 
reports. T After getting favorable 
publicity on Chronicle (Channel 5, 
Boston), the Gardner Mattress Company 
saw its sales surge, especially in Con- 
necticut and New York. C.E.O. Gardner 
Sisk appeared on the show. T Kevin 
Leary, a marketing man, has returned to 
Cordell Engineering after a few years 
with Maple Development. That may 
mean some more international travel 
eventually. T Lew Rumford is looking 
for a few good squash recipes in order to 
process the bumper crop from his 
Keystone State farm. He's also doing 
well with cucumbers and tomatoes and is 
willing to market this produce to bill- 
paying New England boarding schools. 
T Win Burt is the proud owner of a 
home overlooking a cove in Maine, and 
he spent much of a four-month leave 
from his D.A. job there this year. Win 
enjoys getting out on an old 30-foot 
sailboat. T Harper Follansbee took 
some time off, too, but is now back at 
Rivers Country Day teaching English 
and coaching the younger boys in soccer. 
▼ Next time you read about proposals to 
cut the I.R.S. work force, think of Dave 
Tucker, toiling away at the Andover 
service center. As the workload in- 
creases, his unit is shrinking. T Roger 
Block is now Executive Vice President for 
Information Services at Olympus 
Healthcare Group, based in 
Westborough, MA. T Stark Beatty and 
Andy Rimmington may live farther 
north, but Wayne Noel, a resident of 
Vermont's Northern Kingdom, probably 
endures colder winters than anyone else 
in the Class. He's ready to let someone 
else have that distinction and is trying to 
find the right timing and opportunity to 
move. Wayne's favorite pastime: 
playing the piano. 



'68 



William Black: "Finally acquired PC. 
Will take me 10 years to figure it out! 
Didn't have the advantage of corporate 
training in '68. Hello to Josh Burns!" T 
David Mitchell: "Working now at 
I.M.G., Mark McCormack's sports 
marketing company. Manage all U.S. 



Wanted: 68 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-1763 



licensing. Rehabbing a 200-plus-year-old 
house ourselves. It goes very slowly, but 
is rewarding. Best to all." 



'69 



Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Secretary 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

P.O. Box 669 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840 

(401) 849-4900 



Gary Martin writes that his youngest of 
four children (age six) is starting school 
this year. His own math calculations 
show that he may well be retired by the 
time his son finishes school. T Josh 
Miner's daughter just graduated from 
GDA and is headed off to Lewis and 
Clark College in Portland, OR. Josh's 
father Josh gave the graduation address 
at GDA this year. Josh's son Josh is now a 
junior at GDA, and Josh himself is a 
Trustee at GDA. If all of that is not 
enough for one set of Class Notes, Josh 
writes that all else pales in comparison 
to the fact that he just shot his second 
hole-in-one. T Rick Robbins writes that 
he just started a new endeavor as a part 
owner and manager of the first Internet 
school developed for homeschoolers. He 
says it is a fascinating opportunity to 
help children and their families, and a 
business with a wonderful potential as 
well. (By the way, he is looking for 
investors!) ▼ Mike Shay and his wife 
Mardie have just had twin girls. He adds 
that he hasn't slept this little since the 
days of all-nighters in the Butt Club. 
Mike started an auction business in Sag 
Harbor, NY, and has combined that with 
a small law practice. ▼ I had a call from 
Fred Lyle recently Fred has been living 
in Charlottesville, VA, while has wife 
has been attending U.V.A. Law School. A 
number of years ago, Fred produced the 



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Class Notes 



television show Miami Vice as well as The 
Untouchables. The actor Don Johnson 
liked his work and has recently asked 
him to come out to San Francisco for six 
months to produce his new TV show 
Nash Bridges. T Tim Tenney joined the 
GDA Board of Trustees this summer and 
hosted a cocktail party at his family's 
vacation house near Woodstock, VT, 
where the Board met for the weekend for 
a planning retreat (or advance, as we like 
to call it). ▼ For those of you who were 
in Moody House freshman year, you will 
remember our dorm proctor Tim 
Keeney. He has just become the head of 
the Department of Environmental 
Management in Rhode Island. I have 
some land management issues on my 
property in Portsmouth, RI, and can't 
believe I have to ask him yet again for 
permission to do something. The big 
difference this time around, of course, is 
that giving out a detention is big time! 



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J. Randall Whitney III 

Secretary 

65 Nashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01742 

(508) 369-0914 



Bob Jaffe: "Produced a play for families 
Lunchroom Tales: A Natural History of the 
Cafetorium written by and featuring 
singer / songwriter / storyteller Bill 
Harley It opened to enthusiastic reviews 
and standing ovations in its two-week 
run at Trinity Repertory Company in 
Providence, RI. Now making plans for 
touring the show." T Tom Price: 
"Plugging along happily with wife and 
four kids in my old hometown of 
Jamestown, NY. Am manager of an 
abstract and title company near here. 
Visited GDA in June '95 for the first time 
in many years. Saw a bunch of mel- 
lowed Class of VOers. My kids are my life 
for now, and have been worth every 
minute. My wife is the accomplished 
one — a national figure skating judge 
and college English teacher." 



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Edgar S. Catlin III 

Secretary 

45 Meadowbrook Road 

Brunswick, ME 04011 

(207) 729-3488 



W. Jed Lee: "Had a great time at the 25th 
Reunion. Hope Julian had a great time 

ting the U.S. after the Reunion. 
Thanks, Scott, for the whale boat ride. 



Thanks to Barry B. and GDA staff." T 
Andrew Nelson: "I enjoyed our Class 
Reunion and especially enjoyed seeing 
those I had not seen since graduation, 
including Julian Ellis and Jed Lee, as well 
as those I see too rarely, such as Russ 
Cohen." ▼ Mario Rivera: "I'm living in 
Margate, FL, with my wife Frances and 
two children Kristoffer and Krystle. I 
really feel badly that I missed our 25th 
Reunion, but other commitments could 
not be broken. I am the Corporate 
Credit Manager for a manufacturer of 
kitchen, dining room equipment and 
playgrounds. I also assist consumers in 
restructuring their debts so they can get 
out of debt and save them thousands of 
dollars of interest." 



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Geoffrey A. Durham 

Secretary 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048 

(708) 549-8407 

gdurham@allstate.com 



25th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Bill Frost reports that he is still in the 
tennis business. He accepted a coaching 
position for Endicott College men's and 
women's teams. Bill still lives in 
Beverly. After 20 years with the Bass 
River Tennis Club, Bill has resigned and 
is exploring other tennis jobs and 
markets. T Michael Driscoll is in his 
sixth year of producing trade shows in 
Russia and eastern Europe. In June, Mike 
produced a computer show, COMTEK 
Ukraine, in Kiev. In his spare time, Mike 
can be found playing his guitar in his 
basement studio or boating on his new 
SeaRay with his wife and two children in 
Long Island Sound. Mike and his family 
live in Redding, CT. T Jack Halloran has 
returned from the Navy (October '94) 
and has moved to the San Francisco Bay 
area. In November 1995, Jack got 
married. He is currently exploring 
career opportunities in aviation. That is, 
he is looking for a flying job. ▼ Jud 
Crook is working as a systems engineer 
for EDS in Columbus, OH. He, his wife 
and two girls live in Upper Arlington, 
OH. T Life in Libertyville, IL, is much 
the same. Geoff Durham and the family 
are fine. Wife Jana keeps busy with 
daughter Andrea (eight) by being the 
Brownie Leader and doing volunteer 
work at Andrea's school. Jana and I have 
moved on from the fund-raising chair- 
persons for the local Parent-Teacher 



Organization and are now the treasurers. 
We raised most of the money the last two 
years; now we want to be on the spend- 
ing end for a while. I am still with 
Allstate Insurance Company in 
Northbrook, IL. I celebrated my 20th 
anniversary with the company this past 
June. The 25th Reunion is on the 
calendar, and we are looking forward to 
another great trip East. 



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Richard J. Love 

Secretary 

23 Merrimack Street 

Concord, NH 03301 

(603) 228-1530 



Geoff Peters: "I am a management 
consultant with A.T Kearney, based in 
Chicago. I enjoy life near Wrigley Field 
and spending time with my wife Debra 
and children Kara (10) and Kevin (eight). 
Any classmates in Chicago are invited to 
stop in!" ▼ Fred Sargent: "Still agree 
with Mike True that it is fun to run. 
Competed for a seventh year on the 
UNUM corporate track team in the 800m 
and 1600m distances. My times have 
slowed considerably from the GDA 
years, but it serves as a good excuse to 
get out and train hard. Ran three races in 
two days at the National meet in San 
Diego in July." ▼ Dorcie (Barry) Storms: 
"I just retired from the Army after 20 
years and recently moved to Tampa, FL, 
with my husband and Jennifer (19), 
Jessica (15) and Aaron (14). Trying to 
readjust to normal living. Would love to 
hear from any of you in the area (or not 
in the area)! Where are you all? Maybe a 
new GDA directory will come out.... E- 
mail dstorms@juno.com — gotta keep up 
with technology!!" 



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Pamela J.M. Toner 
Secretary 

223 Riverside Drive 
Fairfield, CT 06430 
(203) 254-2371 
ptoner@usa.pipeline.com 



T Craig Laub: "Bought a house in 
Potomac, MD, in October '95. Married 
Kerry Wilson in March '96. Honey- 
mooned scuba diving and sightseeing in 
Honduras. 



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David Cain: "From paradise to paradise. 
We moved from Maui, HI, to Sunapee, 
NH. Selling lots of homes in our 
development here on Lake Sunapee, two 
miles from Mt. Sunapee ski area. Three 
great kids and wife.... Life doesn't get 
much better than this." T Kingsley 
Goddard: "A tough year for growers and 



Wanted: 75 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-1763 



farmers. Look for us at the country fairs 
with our show sheep." T Michael 
Harding: "Got married September 2, 
1996 to Gretchen Bear and am living and 
playing in Seattle. Please visit!" T Dan 
Morris: "Have a new and better job. 
Finally got sick of depending on sales for 
income. Back now to a 9-5er! I am a 
corporate relocation counselor and still 
work for/with Weichert Realtors. I love 
it; it's a position that I've wanted for a 
while." ▼ James O'Donnell: "It was 
great to play in the rain at Myopia Hunt 
Club in the GDA Allies Golf Tournament. 
Coach Moonves is still trying to help me 
with my jump shot. Also saw friend and 
classmates Craig Clark for dinner 
recently." T Michael Sapuppo: "First 
child, Sophia Louise Sapuppo, born on 
May 10, 1996 — 6 lbs., 6 oz. Mother, 
father and baby are healthy and very 
happy!" 



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77 



Carol Ann Goldberg- 
Ay din 
Secretary 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 
New York, NY 10128 
(212) 410-1781 



Carolyn L. Borwick 

Secretary 

95 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835 

(508) 372-9006 



20th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Bob Torr writes, "Still living in 
Swarthmore, still doing that medical 
sales thing. After being in the O.R. for 
approximately 100 births in the past year, 
[ have come to two conclusions: Women 




September event: Trustee Josiah 
Welch '47 and his wife Donna 
welcome Noreen and John 
Pramberg '74 to the Leadership 
Society Dinner. 

have men beat hands down in the pain 
threshold arena, and I am glad I am a 
man. Have been playing in the real 
estate investment market, trying my 
hand as a landlord. Up to eight homes 
thus far and hope to keep going. May 
need to bring in Dave Ham to hit the big 
time. The J24 and Laser sailboats sit in 
the backyard. Thinking of making the 
'24 into a flower planter. Anyone online: 
btorr@aol.doc. Hope all is well." T Ted 
Babcock is working way too hard. "Who 
would have thought I'd become a 
workaholic. Not I." He sees Rick Lee all 
the time. Ted does a lot of business with 
his company. Rick is at Hollywood 
Digital, a post-production facility. He 
has a wife and two kids. Ted does plan 
on returning Chip Weickert's call, and he 
talks to Steve Pingree every once in a 
while. ▼ Sam Adams writes, "Hello to 
everyone! I have recently re-married 
(August 1) to a wonderful man. I'm 
practicing chiropractic (13 years now), 
the last two years in Lexington, MA. 
Practice is fun and successful. I have a 
beautiful seven-year-old daughter, 
Ariana. Starting second grade. All's 
well, living in Concord." T And don't 
forget, our 20th Reunion is just around 
the corner. Mark your calendars for a 
fund weekend June 13, 14 and 15. 



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79 



Scott M. Pope 

Secretary 

25 Tidewater Farm 

Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 



Avery K. Woodworth 

Secretary 

19 Downfall Road 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(508) 463-2563 



'80 



Erica J. Goode 

Secretary 

74 R Thaxter Street 

Hingham, MA 02043 

(617) 749-7284 



Charlie Atkinson: "I'm still at Kodak, 
with my wonderful wife Leslie (almost 
three years now). I manage about 40 
people, aligning the optics in the AXAF- 
I, which is the next in NASA's great 
observatories, after the Hubble Space 
Telescope. AXAF images x-rays, which 
will help our understanding of the age of 
the universe and how stars are formed. 
It's due too be launched in 1998. Hello to 
everyone." ▼ Helen Mackay-Smith 
Mazarakis: "I've got two kids — George, 
four and a half, and Anna, two and a half. 
I'm working part time consulting to non- 
profit community development groups. 
We're finally making the move to the 
'burbs (after nine years in Brooklyn and 
12 in N.Y.C.!) to Montclair, NJ. Thanassis 
is a managing director of Alexander and 
Alexander (insurance brokerage firm). I 
saw Dean Harrison, who lives pretty 
close by, last winter. Heard from Sally 
Lee last week, who is still painting, 
working at MIT and living in Danvers. 
We've got three of her paintings!" ▼ 
Hossein Sadeghi: "An update on my 
family: I got married on June 30, 1988 to 
Golnar Raissi and was fortunate to have 
my father present at the wedding since 
he passed away six months later. Our 
first child AH was born on December 20, 
1990 in Australia. After finishing 
medical school and working for one and 
a half years in Australia, I returned to the 
United States and finished my pediatric 
training at the Medical College of 
Virginia in Richmond. Our daughter 
Donya was born May 31, 1995. I was 
hoping to attend out 15th Reunion in 
Byfield, however, with the birth of 
Donya and moving to New York, it was 
impossible. Now I am working at New 
York Medical College and 
subspecializing in pediatric 
pulmonology. I visited GDA a couple of 
years ago; it has developed a lot and 
looked impressive." T Jeff Segil: 
"Finishing last year of training as Chief 
Resident in OB/GYN at University 
Hospital of Cleveland. My wife Stacey is 
due in September with number three. 
Ben (six) and Helen (three) are very 
excited. Starting the job hunt for next 
year. We hope to move back to New 
England." 



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Class Notes 



'81 



Jennifer G. Steward 

Secretary 

715 Main Street 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(508) 352-7694 



Richard Aronosian writes, "Had a great 
time at Reunion. I stayed in Eames in a 
room next to Dave Brown, just like when 
we lived in cottage. Mike Reilly was on 
the other side. The dorm was coed, with 
a large Class of '91. They were wild, and 
I made some new friends. Saturday 
afternoon I went on Tom Johnson's boat 
with Dave, Sergio, Swilly, Kath O'Leary, 
and Lisa Louden. I was treated with 
much food and drink all weekend, and 
the campus looks great. See you in five 
years. RS. It's too cold in Tampa, so I'm 
moving to Fort Lauderdale!" T Peter 
Brandli had a great summer. He wrote 
just before heading up to Mike Reilly's 
bachelor party, which sounds as though 
it was a weekend celebration. "Party 
Friday night at the Harvard Club, golf 
Saturday and 'something a little more 
traditional' Saturday night — could be 
trouble! Looking forward to the 
wedding in Utica, NY, Labor Day 
Weekend. Sorry I missed Reunion." ▼ 
Daniel Cross' wife Suzanne wrote to say 
they had a great time at Reunion. "We 
received good parenting advise from 
Eric Adell, as we are expecting twins 
January 1, 1997. And David Brown 
prepared us for the sleep deprivation we 
will face. Daniel has realized his life will 
be changing dramatically, so we have 
been traveling a lot this summer — 
visiting Cape Cod, fly fishing in Mon- 
tana, canoeing in the Adirondacks and 
sailing in Maine... with Ensign (the dog) 
in tow. He's been our faithful traveling 
companion as Dan pilots a single-engine 
plane when we are traveling on the East 
Coast." T Clarissa Dane wrote telling of 
an exciting trip to Europe, visiting her 
biological family. "My biological 
mother, father, two sisters, and brother 
are scattered all over Europe — Paris, 
South of France, Switzerland and Greece. 
I am now writing the insisted-upon 
book! That will take some time. I am 
doing another album as well. It will be 
under my own name, as I am now 
divorced after a three year, much 
separated marriage. It was an amicable 
split, which is nice." T Keller Laros 
wrote, "Aloha Jenny! Life in Hawaii is 
great. Wendy and I had our first child on 
April 26. Russell is a fine, healthy baby. 
He sleeps through the night and is a 



great joy to us. I've been writing a book 
on manta rays, which we hope to 
complete by the end of '96. We're also 
developing a TV show called "Hawaiian 
Diving Adventures," which we hope to 
sell to a national cable company in late 
'96 or early '97. I talk to Larry, Brownie 
and Red pretty often. Take care. Best 
Fishes!" T As always, I loved hearing 
from everyone. Here in scenic Boxford, 
we are all doing well and looking 
forward to fall. Abby is doing one more 
year of pre-kindergarten, so we aren't 
going to be slaves to the school calendar 
until next fall. My brother Michael Graf 
'84 will be getting married September 
21st in Boothbay Harbor, ME — an event 
I'm really looking forward to! Please 
keep the letters, calls and postcards 
coming. It's always great to hear from 
old friends! 



'82 



Nancy Lord Wickwire 
Secretary 
33 Caron Road 
Bedford, NH 03110 
(603) 472-8993 
nvladwickwire@msn.com 



15th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Darrah (Shula) Bryans is now studying 
at Doemans Fachakademie in Munich, 
Germany. She is studying to be a 
brewmaster! Cool. Darrah married her 
husband Darryl at the GDA Chapel on 
December 31, 1994. ▼ Robert T. Low: 
Now that oddboy has a career in 
academics, he's "Robert T." instead of 
Bobby. He writes, "Just finished another 
busy summer of Cardigan Mountain 
summer school and then lacrosse camps. 
Two weeks of 'decompression time' 
before Holderness starts. Where is Jon 
'Rooster' Andrews? Enjoyed attending 
the dedication of the lower fields to Bob 
Anderson this spring. Hello to every- 
one!" ▼ John Krigbaum: Kriggy and 
soon-to-be-wife Wendy will do their 
darndest to get up to GDA for the 
Reunion! Bill Dee is working at the 
same law firm as Wendy in N.Y.C., so 
Kriggy has been able to see and catch up 
with him lately. T Chapman Mayo: 
"Lohini and I are enjoying parenting like 
many GDA grads. Hugh Armstrong 
Mayo, born May 5, 1995. We're expecting 
#2 on September 30, 1996. I am finishing 
my M.B.A. at the University of Minne- 
sota this August. Night school is rough 
with kids! Looking forward to Re- 



union!" T Karen M. Jantzen: "Not a 
whole lot is new — just very busy these 
days. Trying to make it to Reunion, but 
am unable to commit until closer to the 
time. Would love to see Stacey Hayes, 
Will Friend and Kevin Hulse." T 
Cornelia Woodworth: "Brett and I have 
moved to the Bay area. I am working as 
a program manager for Hewlett 
Packard's Network Server Division. We 
love it here. Can't believe it took us this 
long to get out here." T Derrick 
Perkins: (Another Hamiltonian!) "I 
married Michele Wing on August 3, 1996, 
and we are living in Hamilton. We are 
looking forward to the Reunion!" 
(Derrick must have written this on his 
honeymoon!) T Ann Rooney: "I am 




At the Mansion House: John Leary '82 
introduces his guest, Sharon Doherty 
(left) to classmate and Trustee Ann 
Rooney at the Leadership Society 
Dinner in September. 

definitely planning to be at Reunion, 
along with my fiancee Dan McShea. 
Actually, he'll be my husband by then!" 
T Jeanne Bateman: "Not much to report 
other than I got a really cool tattoo and 
am trying out for Jeopardy. Living back 
on the East Coast for two years, after 
some time in Utah and California. Hello 
to Bob Low, Howard Moore, Annie L. 
and Kim Newby." T Sloan Tyler: "Been 
transferred to Boston! Madison is nearly 
two and has been sleeping in a 'big girl 
bed' (ever since she fell out of her crib!). 
Love being back in the old stomping 
ground!" ▼ Demetri Vlahoulis: "I'll see 
you at the next Class Reunion. I've been 
working as a civil trial attorney for a 
firm in San Clemente, CA, and surpris- 
ingly I have a life outside of work. The 
surfing has been great! This summer my 
brother Christos and I searched for the 
golden fleece in Greece on mountain 
bikes in my family's village, Samarcia. 
Yasou!" T Will Friend has a new job. 
"After 13 years in the marine industry, 



44 The Archon - Fall 1996 



I'm now a construction coordinator for 
Boston Development Associates, Inc. in 
Westwood, MA. It's been four months, 
and I love it. Daughter Emily is keeping 
us busy. We have spent a lot of time on 
the beach in Annisquam, where we 
occasionally run into the likes of Johnnie 
Egan, wife Dawn and Johnnie the V (age 
14 months) and Erica (Norton) Lewis and 
her two children." He is planning to be 
at Reunion and is hoping for 100% 
turnout. Will also asks, "Who is on the 
Reunion Committee?" ▼ Claire (Dober) 
Danaher is in Connecticut and looking 
forward to our 15th (eek!). "Shall we 
take a pool on whose hairline has 
receded the most? In May, I graduated 
from the Yale School of Management, 
and am now a master of public and 
private management. I have joined the 
Yale School of Medicine's Office of 
Planning and Budget as a financial 
analyst and am enjoying my work. My 
husband Bill was ordained a priest in the 
Episcopal Church in February and is a 
full-time Ph.D. student in religious ethics 
at Yale and a part-time Yale Episcopal 
chaplain. We celebrated our sixth 
anniversary in June! I keep playing and 
writing music. How about a pick-up 
concert at Reunion?" Claire's e-mail 
address is claire.danaher@yale.edu. ▼ 
Marc Rasbury: "1996 has been a busy 
year for me! I got married in October, 
bought a coop in Manhattan and started a 
new job. My wife's name is Tanya and 
she is a lawyer for N.Y.C. Corporation. I 
now work for Kreisler Borg Florman, the 
fifth largest construction management 
firm in the tri-state area. I head the 
Environmental Engineering Division. 
Tanya and I will definitely be at the 15th 
Reunion!" ▼ Martha (Lawlor) Krauch: 
For once, I am not making this up; she 
actually sent a response. "Still enjoying 
living in Chelmsford with husband Gary 
and daughter Emily. Juggling a half- 
time teaching schedule with mother- 
hood. So far, the first three days were 
fine, despite the one-week advance 
notice I got that the Westford school 
system was hiring me. Looking forward 
to seeing everyone at Reunion." T Steve 
Boyd: "Wife Natalie and I just celebrated 
our seventh wedding anniversary. She is 
a lawyer and in November will be 
starting a new position with the Environ- 
mental Protection Agency in Philly Our 
son Jacob was born last October and he 
became my new full-time job. I am the 
Information Systems Coordinator at 
Universal Imaging and do most of my 
work out of my home. Check out my 
personal server at www.imagel.com. 
Steve's e-mail address is 
spoyd@swgroup.com. T Ted Larned: 



"No changes in my life. I still live in 
Grand Rapids, MI, and work at Irwin 
Seating Co. Everyone who has ever been 
to a movie has sat in our chairs. Yes, we 
make the kind that rock and yes, we have 
cupholders. I am also playing a lot of 
tennis, golf, beach volleyball and 
anything else to be outside and healthy. 
I am looking forward to our Reunion 
and will definitely be there." Ted's e- 
mail address is tlarned@irwin-seat.com. 
T Rick Brown will finish ophthalmol- 
ogy residency in June. He will move 
from New Orleans to Lewiston, ME, to 
begin a practice there in September. He 
will be married to Anne Cole of Port- 
land, ME, and New Orleans, on July 20th. 



'83 



Caroline S. Krause 

Secretary 

242 Locust Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 777-2801 



Alex Cawley: "Life in beautiful Vermont 
with a one-year-old son (Austin) and a 
100-year-old house is never dull for me 
and my wife Nerissa. It's great to be able 
to give lots of attention to both! I'm 
excited to make my career jump from 
social work to real estate complete this 
year. I have decided to hang my license 
here in town (Waterbury). I'm walking 
distance away from Ben and Jerry's. Eat 
your heart out!" ▼ Heidi Heasley Ford: 
"We had our first baby, Nathanial 
Leighton Ford, on October 27, 1996. He 
is a very happy and easy going baby!" ▼ 
Christopher Ginsberg: "My wife 
Cynthia and I recently purchased a home 
in Kingston, NH." ▼ Drew Hoffman: 
"Living in Marblehead with my wife 
Kate and daughter Alex, who just turned 
two on May 30. Expecting second child 
early in 1997. David is doing very well. 
Just bought a house in Wellesley with his 
wife Kathy." T Danielle (Schwartz) 
Jacobs: "Haven't seen a word about the 
Class of '83 in The Archon in ages. Rather 
depressing! I'm doing great — living in 
Marblehead with my husband Dave and 
staying home with my one-year-old son 
Drew. He's adorable (Drew. Well, Dave, 
too, but I'm biased!)." T Susan Studley 
Sanidas: "August 17, 1995 our son Austin 
Robert was born. It is hard to believe it 
has been a year, it was a wonderful one. 
I love my full time job being mom, he 
keeps me very busy. Brett is doing great 
in his private law practice. Our best to 
everyone. If you're on the Cape, look us 
up." ▼ Karen (Gronberg) Schulte: "Lots 
of news: I bought a two-family home in 
Roslindale the end of May which is 
turning into my own 'This Old House' 



series. I married a great guy on August 
24, 1996: John Schulte. He is a financial 
analyst for Fleet in the corporate 
properties division. We also saw 
Caroline Krause, Flash, Lori Whitney 
and Sue Sanidas at our wedding, as well 
as Becca Lapham's on August 17." 



'84 



Cathleen A. Riley 

Scerbo 

Secretary 

360 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842 

(603) 926-4079 

scerbo@nh.ultranet.com 



The new Scerbo arrived at 1:06 am on 
August 13. Dan and I arrived at the 
hospital at 12:50 am. We were too close 
for comfort to a highway delivery! We 
have another boy — Andrew Riley 
Scerbo. We are calling him Drew. He 
was 7 lbs., 8 1/2 oz. and 21 inches long. 
He is a really easy baby. He sleeps a lot 
(actually five hours in a row at night 
already) and hasn't had a fussy time yet! 
Sean has really taken well to him, too. 
He doesn't want to go anywhere without 
Drew. I am home now until next year, 
although I am planning to telecommute 
a couple days a week starting in October 
or November. We'll see how it goes. ▼ 
Betsy Tuthill Farrell has a new arrival as 
well. She and husband Tom had a boy — 
Patrick Joseph — on June 9. He was 7 
lbs., 13 1/2 oz. T Charlotte Johnson 
Amorello and her husband Matthew just 
returned from their honeymoon to 
Turkey and Greece. They were married 
on July 20 and delayed their trip so that 
Matt could finish up the legislative 
session in the Massachusetts State Senate 
(he's a G.O.P Senator from the Grafton 
area). ▼ This was a big year for David 
Carlson. He graduated from the Boston 
University M.B.A. program, bought a 
house in Wenham, MA, and got engaged 
to Carol Harlow! He sends a "hello" to 
all. T Gerry Tallman and his wife 
Heather had their first child, a son — 
Austen Breed Tallman on July 4, 1996. 
They are living in Randolph, VT. ▼ Ted 
Werner is working for a private invest- 
ment banking company in Charlotte, 
NC. He and Karen try to return to the 
Boston area three or four times a year to 
visit with family and friends. 



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Class Notes 



'85 



Nathalie E. Ames 

Secretary 

2353 X. Commonwealth 

Avenue 

Chicago, II 60614 

(312) 883-1325 



Robert Cloutier: "Moved to Philadel- 
phia. I'm an emergency medicine 
resident at Medical College of Pennsyl- 
vania. Being an intern is a lot of hard 
work and at times very scary, but I 
wouldn't want to be doing anything else. 
Working in an inner-city emergency 
department has been a little eye- 
opening, as vou might imagine. My wife 
Nicola is working very hard as an OB/ 
GYN intern at Temple. At times we go 
five days without seeing each other. 
We've purchased a house outside of 
Philadelphia and enjoy it very much." T 
Dinah Daley: "I returned home last 
month to run the Boston Marathon. I 
was pleased with my time of four hours, 
especiallv due to the large number of 
runners participating in the 100th. It was 
a great experience, and I look forward to 
running more marathons!" 



'86 



Jennifer L. Dupre 

Secretary 

33R Yale Avenue 

Wakefield, MA 01880 

(617) 245-9646 



Christopher Twomey: "Finishing 
business school at Cornell this May. I'm 
starting a job as a sales-trader with 
Montgomery Securities in San Francisco 
this August. If that's not enough, I'm 
getting married on Block Island this 
September." 



'87 



Amy F Mack 
Secretarv 
300 Mystic Valley 
Parkwav 

Arlington, MA 02174 
(617) 641-1744 
amack@mcgraw-hill.com 



110th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Hello, Class of '87! First, thanks to 
everyone who wrote back to me. I sense 
a change in our world: Goodbye little 
GDA postcard; hello, Internet. It was fun 

hear from some of you that way. ▼ 
O.K., here's the news that's fit to print: 
dsay Rowan writes, "I'm still in 



Jackson, working at the Snake River 
Institute, running the kids program and 
teaching. I've learned how to kayak, but 
I have yet to run the 'Big Kahuna' (the 
local rapids). I'm doing my art, and in 
fact I'm illustrating a children's book! It 
was written by a local woman and is a 
fairy-tale that takes place here in Jackson. 
There is no guarantee that it will be 
published, so don't rush off to the 
bookstore yet, but I think it's really good 
— it has fairies, elves, goblins, a mer- 
maid/mermen, trout rodeo (Lyndsay, I 
hope you will explain what that is at 
Reunion....), a fairv square dance and a 
very special golden aspen leaf. Also, I 
saw the President while he was here. 
Okay, I saw his car drive by." T From 
Jeff Katz: "Jennie (my fiance) and I 
moved into an apartment complex, 
Grenada Highlands, together back in 
May. As for the rest of the summer, I'd 
normally be mountain bike racing, but 
the bike shop that sponsors me let me off 
this season so that I could prepare for my 
wedding, October 6. Knowing what I 
know now and all that goes into a 
wedding, I wish I had raced all summer 
to avoid all the headaches. But seriously, 
I'm excited about the wedding celebra- 
tion, especially the honeymoon in 
Barbados. I recently ran into Chris 
D'Orio, at the World Trade Center 
(Boston). He just started working for 
Fidelitv. I also saw Kirsten Flagg in 
Newburyport, helping out her parents 
during one of the festival weekends. 
Finally, if Glen DiStefano reads this 
issue, I'm not mad at him for missing the 
engagement part}!" ▼ Lisa Carrigg 
wrote from New York City, "I finished 
the Interactive Telecommunications 
Program at New York University in the 
spring (well, except for my final project, 
which is in the works). I have been 
doing a lot of freelance graphic design 
and web site design/programming. You 
can check out my labor of love at 
www. girlsonfilm.com." ▼ Lisa Taplin 
reports from Eugene: "I have enrolled in 
the Universitv of Oregon's electronic 
publishing program and am learning 
graphic design, printing and publication 
design- I live in Eugene, OR, now and 
love it. I have a job as the D.T.P/ 
Network Administrator at a real estate 
company to pay the bills, and I am also 
organizing a literary series at a small 
bookstore in Eugene. Hopefully, I will 
be moving back East in fall '97. Also, I 
say Happy Birthday to Ann Blair...." T 
Speaking of Ann Blair, she tells me, via 



old fashioned red and white postcard, 
that she is still busy in California, 
preparing for her wedding to Jonathan 
Silvers in October. She has some help 
from Allison Richard, who is a brides- 
maid, but not before she visits Costa Rica 
in August. So, Ann, will we finally meet 
this guy at Reunion? T Big news! Jeff 
Ashworth is finally back in town! He 
writes that he has moved to Newton 
with his girlfriend Stacy, and works with 
his brother Rob ('89) in the family 
business. Unfortunately, Florida must 
have fried Jeff's brain, since he men- 
tioned a Red Sox pennant race (?). That's 
about all the "official news" I got from 
'87ers, so as usual, I'll fill in some gaps 
with dirt I just happen to know about 
local-yokels. ▼ And of the particularly 
yokelly locals, Rocky and Taco are still 
surviving as respected businessmen 
around town, Rocky at the Exeter 
Handkerchief Company in Exeter, NH, 
and Jimmv at Lynch's Pharmacy in 
Newburyport. Sometimes they get 
mixed up, and boy is it ugly... T Paula 
McCarthy, on the other hand, has 
managed to stay quite far from the 
working world this summer. After 
quitting her computer-geek job in May 
she spent three long weeks on Outward 
Bound in Utah, which she said was 
absolutelv amazing and incredibly 
difficult at the same time. But that was 
the easy part. July and August brought 
the almost daily dilemma of what to do 
— beach or boat? I can report that Paula 
survived these traumas well and is about 
to rejoin the working world so as to 
avoid anv future crisis with sun and 
sand! T Lucy Armstrong is also strug- 
gling through a similarlv enviable 
situation. She and her boyfriend Thilo 
are spending two weeks cruising around 
Europe, collecting good chocolates for 
me. They both work at Massachusetts 
Financial Services here in Boston, so 
have earned this particular break. ▼ 
Jenn Todd is still hard at work at 
Medtronic in Danvers, and is just flying 
through her M.B.A. program! She and 
Karen Kagan have just moved into what 
I understand is a huge, beautiful house in 
Danvers. Party? ▼ I have also moved — 
flown the parent coop, so to speak! I'm 
living in Arlington and working 
downtown at McGraw-Hill. If anyone is 
in town, please look me up! Most 
importantlv, everyone needs to be in 
touch with either the GDA Alumni/ae 
Office or me so we know where to find 
vou for Reunion info. I hope you're all 



46 The Archon - Fall 1996 




getting prepared. We can't run, and we 
can't hide; we are getting old! I think we 
should lend each other moral support 
next June as we celebrate this particu- 
larly surprising, almost baffling land- 
mark in our lives! Please be in touch. I 
hope everyone is well! 



Erika J. Sayewich 

Secretary 

811 President Street 

Brooklyn, NY11215 

(718) 399-8739 

eqs9974@is.nyu.edu 



Carlos Brockmann: "Well, I'm back in 
life, though not fully recovered. I 
roamed through South America for a 
year until I got deported from Cuba one 
month ago. Tell Cabot he missed the 
greatest party ever. The first wave of 
post-Soviet carnivals under threat of war. 
Now it's back to being a financial analyst 
for construction projects. Ain't life 
great!" T Jordan Bugress: "I'm living in 
Newton these days, right down the street 
from B.C., and working in Boston at 
Fidelity Investments. I've bumped into 
Jim Sullivan a couple of times at the golf 
course. (The handicaps are going in the 
wrong direction.)" T Mark Edwards: 
"It's been a while since my last letter, but 
this should bring you up to speed. Last 
September I married Jennifer and this 
September we are expecting our first 
child. I am working as an engineer for a 
medical device manufacturer — Kendal 
Sheridan — in Argyle, NY." T Jill 
Goldman: "Recently promoted to 
Marketing and Communications 
Manager for Corporate Community 
Development at Fleet Financial Group 
and am enjoying this challenging new 
position. Working on promoting the 
bank's community reinvestment 
products and initiatives to low and 
moderate income areas and ethnically 
diverse populations." ▼ Elizabeth 
Leary: "I am working full time as an 
artist. Aside from teaching music one 
day a week, I have been busy at my easel 
preparing for two shows this fall. The 
first is a solo show at Governor Dummer 
(!) opening Parents' Weekend, October 
11th. The second is at the William Henry 
Gallery in East Milton, MA. My mother 
and I will both be featured at that two- 
artist exhibition. Best to all." T Jed 
Mixter: "I am headed to Asia for a few 
months. First, a climbing expedition in 
Nepal, then I am going to Thailand, 
China and Vietnam. I hope all is well in 
the east at the Academy!" T Meganne 
Murphy: "I am currently the Assistant to 
the Publisher at Research Magazine and 



enjoying my job very much. We recently 
hired Alexa Wriggins '90 in our advertis- 
ing department." ▼ Jenny Reynolds: 
"Hi folks! I have been assiduously 
pursuing my music in the Boston area. (I 
am frequently at the T.A.M. in Brookline 
— check the Phoenix) as well as substi- 
tute teaching. If anyone wants to buy a 
tape or get on my mailing list of 
upcoming gigs, call me in Wellesley. I 
would love to see people from GDA. Jill 
Packard and Dave Miller have driven 
down to various shows from New 
Hampshire! It has been great to see 
them! Congrats to Erika Sayewich on 
her recent marriage! Support local 
music. I'm hungry." T Megan Heersink 
Robinson: "I taught violin in the 
Martha's Vineyard schools last year. I 
married Judas Robinson, an Englishman, 
on July 6th in Newburyport. Two days 
later we moved to Freiburg, Germany, 
where Judas will be studying medicine 
and I hope to set up a violin studio." ▼ 
Julie Miller is graduating from med 
school this year and will pursue her 
residency in pediatrics at Washington 
University in St. Louis. She asks, "Are 
there any fellow classmates in St. Louis?" 



'89 



Kristin A. Brown 
Secretary 
One Elm Street 
Byfield, MA 01922 
(508) 462-0752 
brown@gda.org 



Hi there, friends! Thanks so much to all 
of you who wrote in. As always, it was 
great to hear from you. I have lots of 
exciting news to share. You may 
possibly confuse this issue with the 
wedding section of The Times, but I assure 
you, this is truly The Archon and these 
really are all our classmates who are 
getting married. ▼ Derek Van Vliet 
started off the trend when he proposed to 
Megan Jordan back in April. Megan and 
Derek have been dating since they both 
attended Rollins together, and they have 
been living together in Woburn. Their 
wedding is planned for next September. 
▼ M.J. Forrest proceeded to get engaged 
just a few weeks later, when he proposed 
to his girlfriend whom he met last 
summer when living in Pensacola, FL. 
They are planning a June wedding in 
Pensacola. ▼ Pat Riley quickly followed 
suit when he proposed to Danielle, his 
girlfriend of several years. Pat and 
Danielle have been living together in 
Ohio and are planning an October '97 
wedding. T Joy Fosdick got engaged 
more recently, when her boyfriend Jim 
proposed in the middle of August. Joy 



and Jim have been living together in 
Orlando, FL. They are planning on 
moving up to the Boston area and tying 
the knot on June 20, 1997. T I have also 
heard that Kyrie Stevens was recently 
married, as was Amy Russell. I am sure 
by the next issue of The Archon I will 
have several more engagement an- 
nouncements to make, as it seems 
getting married is a popular thing to do 
these days! Congratulations to all of 
you! The pressure is now on for the rest 




'89-ers unite!: Three members of the 
class of '89 helped celebrate the 
October 21 wedding of their classmate 
Lauren Jellinek to Sam Flower. From 
left are Kristin Brown, Max Flower, 
Ashley Newbert, Lauren Jellinek, Sam 
Flower and Renee Jespersen. 

of us either to get married ourselves or 
at least find a date to bring to these 
weddings!!! ▼ Jennifer Cowles writes, 
"Sounds like lots of people are tying the 
knot! We need to make predictions on 
who is next. I am still living in Melrose, 
but still haven't seen Rob Ashworth who 
lives just up the street. B.B.N. Corp. (my 
company) is keeping me busy, as I just 
got promoted — still peon work, but of a 
higher level. It is weird having Jess in 
town; she even joined my gym. Seems 
like twins will never differ as much as 
we think!" ▼ As for Jess Cowles, she 
moved to the Boston area with her 
boyfriend Bill back in May. She will 
probably be one of the next ones 
mentioned in the "wedding section." ▼ 
Alex Moody sent in his news: "I have 
owned two companies since I have 
graduated as well as working as a 
computer specialist for my mother's 
property management company. One of 
my companies did a nose dive and the 
other is going really well. That company 
is EE&G Research Company, and it 
specializes in financial and educational 
consulting, planning and investing. I am 
also a licensed securities trader through a 
brokerage house in California and have 
almost $400,000 worth of clients. In the 
fall, I am headed back to graduate school 
in financial planning and will be a 



The Archon - Fall 1996 47 



Class Notes 



certified financial planner in one year. I 
also coach the varsity hockey team at 
Austin Prep. I see Kevin Lydon all the 
time and would like to say a special 
hello to Zartarian, Sully Noel, M + E 
LaCroix, D'Orio, Vachon, Yeagley Daily 
and big T Brown, who just had a tryout 
with the Atlanta Hawks. Unlike many of 
my classmates, I have no plans for 
marriage until I get that first luxury car 
like the ones that surrounded me at GDA 
and Colby!" Thanks for the newsy letter, 
Alex! T As for Rob Zartarian, the last I 
heard from him he was still living in 
Alaska and had dropped out of the 
university because he was making "great 
dough working as a floor installer." ▼ 
Rick Fox wrote that he is living with his 
girlfriend in Washington, D.C. He is 
working for I.S.A.R., a non-governmen- 
tal organization that supports environ- 
mental organizations in Russia and other 
former Soviet Union countries. They 
were planning on relocating to Siberia 
for one or two years to open an office for 
I.S.A.R. and Jen (his girlfriend) for an 
education project for Siberian kids. He 
can always be reached at 
rickfox@igc.apc.org. T Adam Barton 
and his wife Amanda seem to be 
enjoying married life. Adam is studying 
for his master's at Columbia in interna- 
tional development. He and and his wife 
spent part of this past summer working 
in Tajikistan doing health care and relief 
work repsectively. He says despite the 
"cease fire," the fighting is still very 
heavy and there are enormous physical 
needs. They are interested in going back 
to that part of the world when Adam is 
finished with his masters. Sounds very 
exciting, Adam! Good luck with school 
this year (although we all know you 
don't need it!). T Nate Broehl is 
working as a food and beverage control- 
ler and also serving at Morton's of 
Chicago in Denver. He is having fun, 
working hard and loving Colorado. ▼ 
Sep Spenlunhauer wrote that he is living 
in N.Y.C. and working at Webster Hall 
Night Club. He is applying to Parsons 
School of Design for graduate school. If 
anyone is planning on visiting the City, 
give him a call at Webster Hall (212/353- 
1600). T Some news from Tina Hilliker: 
"I am still working at the computer 
company here in Buffalo, and I just got a 
promotion. I am doing some marketing 
for the company, which is fun and 
exciting." She has been caught up in the 
wedding hype as well when she was 
asked to be in a friend's wedding this 



past August. She says about her own 
wedding plans, "Not married yet — I still 
have to find a boyfriend!" I think there 
are still a few of us who can relate, Tina! 
She is also sorry to say that she missed 
Mariah's wedding. ▼ Hawley Appleton 
is enjoying Cambridge in her little 
apartment. She is working at her 
mother's store — Appletons' on 
Newbury Street — and is planning on 
studying at Harvard Extension School 
this fall for her graduate degree in 
museum studies. She invites you all to 
drop by the store on 134 Newbury. ▼ 
Joerg Rohaus writes, "Hey, Will H.! Get 
in touch with me! Schulster 14 / 8206 4 
Strasslach / GERMANY." T Jessica 
Clapp is still living in the Upper West 
Side of N.Y.C. Ashley Newbert and I 
went up to her house in the Adirondacks 
this summer along with Sean (Jessica's 
boyfriend) and some of Jess' friends from 
Montana. It was a great time, even 
though there was no "DH-ing" going on 
(Good Lord!). ▼ Lauren Flower (nee 
Jellinek) is enjoying married life, living 
in Columbus, OH, where her husband is 
located as a pilot for U.S. Air, and is 
planning on attending Ohio State this 
fall. I have enclosed a picture of her 
wedding party from last fall, which 
Ashley and Renee and I were in. I cannot 
believe it was almost a year ago! T As 
for me, I am crazy busy opening GDA for 
another school year. I am still in 
Admissions and living on the third floor 
of Moody. Come visit me if you are ever 
in the Newburyport area! 



'92 



Joshua C. Lappin 

Secretary 

31 Wheelhouse Lane 

Mashpee, MA 02649 

(508) 539-1230 



'90 



'91 



Robin A. Remick 
145 4th Avenue #4H 
New York, NY 10003 
(212) 353-0303 

Lori I. Weener 
331 Garden Street #2 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 
(201) 714-7395 



Nicole F. LaTour 

Secretary 

127 W. 56th Street 

New York, NY 10019 



5th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

I guess that I should start out this letter 
by apologizing for the last letter I sent 
out that asked the members of the Class 
of '92 to send in their response cards by 
August 19th. From what I've heard, 
many of you didn't get your letters until 
August 20th. Unfortunately, the letters 
didn't get sent out in time from GDA due 
to the fact that it was summer and there 
aren't any student workers in the 
Alumni /ae Office to help out with the 
mailings. Anyway, I'm sorry if the letter 
was more confusing then it was helpful. 
Now that I've graduated from college, I 
don't use my brain anymore. With that 
in mind, I'll stop rambling and get right 
to the latest news from our classmates. 
T Bob LeBlanc is scheduled to graduate 
from the University of Connecticut this 
December with a double major. Right 
now Bob is running the campus TV 
station and has work experience at NBC 
and CBS stations. T Bob's former 
hockey teammate Victor Fidler has 
entered the education field and is now 
teaching kids with learning disabilities 
at The Landmark School. Vic graduated 
from Elmira with a B.S. degree in 
hearing and speech therapy and also 
became involved in an internship 
teaching at a public school for the 
hearing impaired. While teaching at 
Landmark, Vic will be getting his 
master's degree at Simmons College. T 
Justin Philbrick has become very 
involved with his family business and is 
now the business manager of his nursing 
home. Justin is looking forward to 
getting back to school this fall and 
eventually get back towards a career in 
law enforcement. ▼ Miles van 
Rensselaer worked with Tim Ghetto this 
summer casting human fetuses in bronze 
and kicking goats, which he described as 
"great fun." Miles has left Ohio and is 
now combing the East Coast. ▼ Stephen 
Peabody graduated from Gettysburg and 
took the summer off, making sure to go 
to the Jimmy Buffet concert. This fall he 
moved to Boston with Chris Peabody 
and their buddy Brett, where he will 
work at State Street Bank and Trust in 
Quincy. T Jen Noon graduated from 
Bryn Mawr and is now an editor for a 



48 The Archon - Fall 1996 



small publisher in Cambridge, where 
she now lives. Jen has heard from Kate 
Atkins, Emily Keaney and Heather Iram, 
who are all doing well. T Heather 
graduated from Oberlin with honors in 
psychology. Now she is living in Boston 
working as an assistant house manager 
in a group home for multiply handi- 
capped adolescents. Part of Heather's 
new job involves learning sign language, 
as many of the kids are non-verbal. ▼ 
Joe Montminy spent the simmer in 
England interning for a law office and 
taking classes. This fall he will be in 
D.C. with yet another internship. Joe 
deferred his diploma from Rhodes 
College this spring and in turn will 
receive college credit for each of his 
internships. Joe will pick up his diploma 
some time this winter. ▼ Cara Fineman 
graduated from Tufts and is now 
traveling through South America for the 
next couple of months. In February, Cara 
will move to Costa Rica to teach English 
for a year. T Grace Jeanes has moved to 
Boston, where she works for Investors 
Bank and Trust. Grace's senior year at 
Colby included a trip to the E.C.A.C. 
playoffs for her ice hockey team and an 
exciting O.T. win over Harvard. T Gus 
Mergins writes, "I'm still here in 
Wisconsin. Good classes this term. I see 
Kate Savage every day. Heard from 
Tyler Maheu, Steve Scully, Deirdre 
Heersink and Cindy White." ▼ Deirdre 
Heersink sent me a postcard this spring, 
but unfortunately I had already sent the 
Class Notes out. Deirdre's plan was to 
eventually more out to San Francisco 
after graduating from Hamilton. T 
Mike Holbrook went to the Beanpot 
Tournament with Nick Tibbetts and 
Keith Moody. Mike has decided not to 
play a fifth year of football at B.U. Mike 
writes, "The body is bruised and tired, so 
I'm quitting while I can still walk." This 
year Mike won the award for best 
offensive lineman on B.U.'s football 
team. ▼ Carolyn Mclnnis moved to 
New York and is working for Price 
Waterhouse as a marketing specialist. T 
Erin Elwell is working in the Amesbury 
school system as a personal tutor for an 
autistic child. It's tough work, but Erin 
says she's getting a lot out of it. T 
Brooke Whiting is in D.C. for the fall, 
working as an intern and hoping to 
eventually land a job in landscape 
architecture. T Matt Masinter is 
working for an accounting firm in 
Chicago called Altschuler, Melvoin and 
Glasser. T Finally, Devin Sullivan has 
moved to Boston, where he will be 
living on Beacon Street and conducting a 
busy job search. T Christina Morss 



Jones Releases CD-ROM 
With Group "Vanguard" 






an Jones '90 has released 
a full-length CD with his group 
Vanguard. The band's self-titled 
debut album was completed in 
September and released on an 
independent label. 

The album contains a blend 
of musical styles with an emphasis on 
rhythm and blues. Jones plays guitar, 
bass and is one of the vocalists for 
Vanguard. The CD cover includes 
artwork provided by Amy Nicolo '92. 



spent the summer doing a research job 
with the Wolf Education and Research 
Center in Stanley, ID. She will return to 
Middlebury in the fall and will graduate 
in February 1997. ▼ Sam Nickerson 
graduated from Reed and is considering 
medical school, the Peace Corps and Wall 
Street (where he has a good job offer). 
Quite a spread! He has gotten a rigorous 
training in biochemistry and kept up his 
Spanish, partly with a semester in Costa 
Rica and partly by living this year in the 
Spanish House. ▼ As for me, I am now 
working part-time as the ninth-grade 
soccer coach at Notre Dame Academy, a 
private girls catholic school in Hingham. 
When I'm not working there, I work 
part-time at The Gap. Just a reminder: 
Our Class is next for a Reunion. Time 
flies, but this June it will have been five 
years since we jumped the wall. I've 
already started planning the social 
events with Mr. Moonves. It should be a 
great time. The Class of '91 had over 50 
classmates come back this summer. 
That's the biggest Reunion class ever. I 
say we break the record! 



'93 
'94 



Saundra E. Watson 
Secretary 
Lesley College 
47 Oxford Street 
Cambridge, MA 02318 
(617) 497-7334 



Kristen L. Marvin 

Secretary 

2140 L Street NW, #704 

Washington, DC 20037 

(202) 496-0726 

gwis2.circ.gwu.edu 



marvs 



Well, the summer's pretty much over 
and it seems like everyone has been 
having a great time. I spent my summer 



here in D.C. with friends, working for 
the television show America's Most 
Wanted. It was definitely an experience. 
However, I was not the only one here in 
our nation's capital. ▼ I saw Sani 
Silvennionen '93, who was here working 
for the Embassy of Finland. He says that 
he's having a great time at Yale, still 
playing hockey and majoring in political 
science. T Chunbai Zhang has spent the 
last two summers working in D.C. for 
the National Institutes of Health. He'll 
be studying biochemistry next year at 
the University of Oxford, and he invites 
people to visit him. His address will be 
Pembroke College, OX1 1DW, England; 
e-mail is 

chunbai.zhang@pembroke.oxford.ac.uk. 
Chunbai wants David Lau to contact 
him, as he's been trying to get in touch 
with him and also wants everyone to 
know that he has a personal web site at 
http://www.haverford.student.edu. ▼ 
Justin Rivera spent his summer working 
a lot and is now getting ready to go back 
to school. He saw Matt Prunier and also 
kept in touch with Tom Faulkner, Dave 
Costa and Cathy Perry. T Elizabeth 
Graff left Colorado in December and 
spent spring semester working for a 
national park in California. She's 
transferring to Wake Forrest U. in North 
Carolina this fall. She has seen 
Stephanie Kinloch, Melissa King and 
visited Cheri Malo in New Mexico, 
where Cheri spent the last year. T Cara 
Costanzo says "hi" to everyone. She has 
decided to major in journalism and is 
planning on interning for a newspaper in 
the fall. T Karen Hesselbach worked 
this summer at Water Country and is 
looking forward to going back to 
Gettysburg the end of August. ▼ 
Melissa King spent half her summer 
taking classes at S.L.U. so she can go to 
Australia next spring. She also spent 
time in Andover working. King is 
playing hockey again and says that Corie 
Champagne '93 is returning to S.L.U. in 
the fall. T Karen Silver is ready to head 
back to St. Louis after spending the 
summer working. She is hoping to 
spend spring semester in Israel. ▼ 
Damian Prescott wrote to inform 
everyone that he and Brendan Forrest 
have dropped out of school to join the 
circus. (I guess we'll look for them under 
the big top, huh?) ▼ Alfonso Garcia has 
spent five weeks of his summer at Yale 
University. He met a lot of people and 
looks forward to hearing from some of 
his GDA classmates. T Alison Martin 
and Lisa Maffei lived in Boulder, CO, 
this summer and had a blast. Alison will 
be back at Union this fall and then to 
Mexico for the winter. T John Markos 



The Archon - Fall 1996 49 



has seen King, Greg Lydon, Dan Juden, 
Josh Manring, Michelle Dumas and 

Dave Costa this summer. He would love 
to hear from Sani Silvennoinen. T 
Mandy Hirsch is off to England to study 
abroad for a semester. She has been busy 
working in a bank all summer and 
taking classes at UMass-Boston. ▼ Well, 
sorry this column is so short. I hope to 
hear from more of you next time. Good 
luck this fall. 



'95 



Laura B. Barnes 

Secretary 

1201 South McClintock 

Dr, #221 

Tempe, AZ 85281 

(602) 804-1593 



The following is from Jeff Jassmond, 
Guest Class Secretary for this issue of The 
Archon: Having heard back from only a 
few of you, and thanks to a sudden surge 
in my class load, these notes just barely 
made it into The Archon. I actually got 
more "return to sender" cards than 
responses. If this is intentional, I respect 
your privacy, though if you want to 
throw some dirt into the Class Notes you 
need to make sure the school has your 
current address. T Ed Guzman "fulfilled 
a lifelong dream" when he was given 
(earned) the opportunity to cover a 
Dodgers' games as a member of the 
working media. As part of an internship 
for a company out of Beverly, MA, Ed got 
to interview and write pieces on up-and- 
coming players. His work was then 
picked up by the players' hometown 
papers. Congratulations, Ed. You 
deserve it. ▼ Dave Wilkens writes that 
he "went off the deep end" and now 
works at a bio-chem lab in Maine 
developing new forms of textured 
vegetable protein in hopes of one day 
finding a "cure for carnivosity." Is that a 
word, Dave? ▼ Louis M. Olerio, Jr. 
pledged last semester at S.M.U. in Dallas, 
TX. He claims that his pledgeship at Pi 
Kappa Alpha is something he won't soon 
forget, though I hear that they have ways 
of making you forget. T Ashley Russell 
had a wonderful summer with good 
friends Amy Benedict and Laurie Carrier, 
but not to trivialize the fun the three of 
them had together, Ashley writes that the 
highlight was her sister's wedding in 
late June, where she was the maid of 
honor. T Chris Stringer has been 
working all summer landscapii.g and 
building stone walls. Vacation meant a 
lot of travel for him, taking him to 



Boston, Greece, Colorado, Philadelphia 
and now back to Oregon, where he plans 
to skate and snowboard and perhaps 
attend a class or two. ▼ I ran into 
Damon Jespersen this summer at 
Maudsley, where he was rehearsing his 
role in a production of The Crucible. He's 
had enough time away from the aca- 
demic life and will start classes at 
Harvard in the early fall. ▼ Jameson 
Case is currently taking care. Enough 
said. T Sheffie (no last name necessary) 
and I met for pie at the Agawam, and 
both the pie and Sheffie seemed as good 
as they ever were. ▼ Ksenija Topic is a 
"friendly sophomore who's there to help 
the frosh if they need anything" at 
Haverford. Ksenija, I've never handled 
anything with grace. T Zeynep Guchan 
is an undergrad Biology T.A. and gets to 
grade Kristen Marvin's work. Don't get 
too power hungry, Zeynep. Academia is 
not something to mess with. T Ben 
Ramsey is rowing on the University of 
Virginia crew. ▼ Todd Robbins is taking 
an environmental ethics class and is 
considering changing his major from 
biology to environmental science. He 
has been doing some hiking in southern 
Maine and training for X-C next fall. He 
looks forward to visiting Orlando 
Velazco in N.Y.C. this summer. T 
Anyway that's the news from here.... 
Funny, I didn't hear from Laura Beth 
Barnes. I think she might be hiding, but, 
my dear, the ball is back in your court for 
I must scurry back into the mountains. 
Take care, everyone. To all those I 
forgot, I apologize. To all those who 
wanted me to forget, I appreciate it. 



'96 



Jeffrey R. LaBelle 
Secretary 
Hamilton College 
198 College Hill Road 
Clinton, NY 13323 
(603) 668-5906 

Janna Panall 

Secretary 

490 Main Street 

Amesbury, MA 01913 

(508) 388-7098 



As our sunny summer days change into 
stress-filled crisp fall ones, we the Class 
of 1996 have headed off in new and 
exciting directions. For the first time in 
years, we must step onto a new campus 
for registration, getting-to-know-you- 



ice-cream-socials and dreaded placement 
testing. Yes, we are now at the bottom of 
the social totem pole, the youngest and 
most clueless in the school; we are once 
again the freshmen. Instead of sharing 
our summer pastimes on the quad in 
front of Phillips, we will do so through 
The Archon. T This summer I enjoyed 
endless days at the beach and traveling 
to visit friends scattered around the East 
Coast. I also spent a week in Ogunquit, 
ME, with Aaron Sells, who worked on a 
construction crew for the month of June. 
We also have visited with members of 
the Class of 1995, Brian Crowe and 
Nicole Costello, and have seen a lot of 
Dan DiPietro and his girlfriend Dina. 
Dina will be joining the crew of Carla 
Gottschall, Rob Benson, Katie Meyer, 
Jason Olbres, Aaron Sells and me at 
Hobart and William Smith Colleges. So 
it should be like old home week in 
upstate New York! T Jane Livingston is 
scared to death about starting at U.N.H. 
in the fall, where she will be studying 
marine biology. Jane chose not to work 
this summer and instead flew to Califor- 
nia to be with Bill Rochefort '98. She 
writes that he is doing fine and that she 
is only slightly insane. T Mike Silverio 
has already gone through two room- 
mates this summer. This makes him a bit 
nervous, because college has not even 
started yet. Well, Mike, I hope every- 
thing works out! T Kate Tierney writes 
that her summer work experience as a 
landscaping assistant has been both hard 
and humorous. Although pushing a 
lawn mower for eight hours is difficult, 
listening to her die-hard landscaping co- 
worker's solutions to world conflict has 
kept her light-hearted. She attended the 
Ben and Jerry's Folk Festival in Newport 
with Kelley Porter and Bradley Russell 
in August, where they ran into Sue Perry. 
Kate is very excited to take the train out 
to the University of Oregon and cannot 
wait to see the country on the way out. 
Kate is also convinced that she will meet 
the man of her dreams in Oregon. I'll 
mark your word this time Kate! She and 
I visited Katie Renna on Fisher's Island 
in New York, where she has spent the 
summer working at a private club on the 
island. She is living with five other 
roommates in a beach house. When 
Katie is not working (which, she writes, 
is not very often) she is spending time at 
the beach. She is very excited to attend 
Boston College and is glad to know that 
she will still be near the city. ▼ For Matt 
Prindiville, this summer vacation has 



50 The Archon - Fall 1996 



been, well, a vacation. He quit his job as 
a roofer after four days. Matt's parents 
have been away for a large part of the 
summer, sailing and on business. Matt 
chose not to join them, and we all chose 
to join Matt! Needless to say, his 
summer was filled with fun and friends. 

▼ Tasneem Nanji has been working in 
Florida and "loungin' around here and 
there." She visited New England briefly 
and spent time with Lauren Abernathy, 
Lauren Erwin, Lauren Carroll, Kelley 
Porter, Ariel Ebacher, Kate Tierney and 
me one evening at Mara Zanfagna's 
house for a cookout. Tas is looking 
forward to being in D.C. and is very 
excited that Kelley Porter will only be 40 
short minutes away from G.W. She 
wants everyone to be in touch and have 
fun this year! ▼ Ray Long has had a 
very busy summer. He had a great 
experience as an intern at Andersen 
Consulting and delivered papers for a 
week with his brother, getting up at 4:00 
a.m. each morning. The "highlight" of 
his vacation was when he fell asleep 
behind the wheel and crashed into a 
telephone pole. He walked away with 
three scratches, but the car was totaled. 
He writes, "God was truly looking out 
for me." I guess so, Ray! ▼ Katie Lyons 
worked in Maine for the month of July as 
an au pair for two children. Cooking, 
cleaning, ironing and serving as a taxi 
cab driver occupied most of her time. 
The first few weeks in August she went 
to California to visit family and since has 
been home packing and shipping stuff to 
school in Colorado. Other than that, 
Katie has been camping, hiking, moun- 
tain biking, water-skiing and bungee 
jumping her way through the summer. 

▼ Jason Rivera has been hanging out on 
the beach all day, every day, playing 
volleyball and surfing. He just picked up 
his custom surfboard. He designed 
everything from the shape and fin 
structure to the paint job. After gradua- 
tion, Jason traveled to exotic Hawaii for 
ten days surfing: "It was gnarly!" T 
Todd Walters and Jeff LaBelle visited the 
glorious land of Salisbury Beach, and 
Jason showed the boys what it is to be a 
true Salisbarian. He wants to apologize 
to all those who he meant to keep in 
touch with from GDA but never did. 
Also, he had to sell the Ford Fairlane to 
pay some college bills. But he asks us all 
not to worry; he plans to buy a new, 
better old car next year. His roommate 
at Bentley will be Ryan Donahue. He 
writes, "I miss everybody and wish that I 
was going to college with our Class, 
kind of like Saved by the Bell — The College 
Years." ▼ Kathryn McCandless writes 
that this summer was one of the best she 



has had in years! She worked three days 
a week as a preschool teacher's aid — the 
same program in which she worked for 
her senior spring term. Kathryn recently 
completed a course in sign language as 
well. To relax, Meghan Carey, Jessica 
Stormont and Kathryn vacationed in 
Long Island, ME. T Kate Manzella 
traveled to San Francisco to visit her 
brother Tony and sister-in-law Steph, 
who recently had a baby. Congratula- 
tions to you both on the birth of your 
new son Charles! Kate and I celebrated 
our birthdays, which are one day apart, 
tailgating at Myopia Hunt Club for the 
Regional Polo Championships with 
friends from the Class of 1996. T 
Our former class president Scott 
Coulon started off the summer 
selling vacuum cleaners door to 
door. Soon he found that the 
position did not fit him all that 
well, and Scott began silk-screening 
t-shirts. It came as a shock to those 
of us who saw Scott in mid-August 
with his new hair color: He has 
decided to go platinum blonde. He 
spent almost every weekend in 
Ipswich, staying with Mat Perry 
and visiting with all who stopped 
by to barbecue at Mat's house. 
Scott plans to study business 
management at U.N.H. this fall. 
Does that include door-to-door 
vacuum sales Scotty!? T Lauren 
Carter will be attending Wheaton 
College and has been waitressing at a 
restaurant for the summer. She hopes to 
study guidance counseling, education or 
psychology. Good luck, Lauren! T Mara 
Zanfagna will also be attending 
Wheaton this fall. She spent her summer 
up in the lifeguard chair at Salisbury 
Beach. Mara traveled to Long Island, NY, 
to participate in the All Women Life- 
guard Tournament, consisting of 
swimming, running and paddleboard 
events. She hopes to continue swimming 
for the Wheaton Swim Team upon her 
arrival this fall. Way to go, Mara! T 
Todd Walters was also a lifeguard this 
summer, at Plum Island. He plans to try 
out for soccer this fall at Rochester and 
wants to keep in touch with everyone 
through e-mail: jw003f@uhura.cc 
.rochester.edu. T Lauren Carroll was 
aboard her sailboat for a few weeks over 
the summer months with her family, 
traveling to Nantucket and Martha's 
Vineyard. She also worked as a dental 
assistant and receptionist at her father's 
dental office. Lauren plans to try out for 
the field hockey team at Dartmouth this 
fall. To do so, she must endure a month 
of pre-season triple sessions. A bit more 
strenuous than the four days of pre- 



season at GDA! Make sure to keep us 
updated, Lauren! T Brad Walker valet 
parked cars at the Olympics for the 
badminton events. He will be attending 
Elmira College for the first semester and 
then hopes to transfer to a larger school 
in the City. T Kelley Porter was the 
hostess at the Sylvan Street Grille in 
Salisbury. The remainder of her summer 
was spent on the beach and visiting with 
GDA friends including Cat Pear, who was 
living in Annisquam and working as a 
sailing instructor. Cat will be attending 
U.V.M. this fall, Kelley will be at 
Gettysburg. T Mike Shedosky spent his 




All together now...: (L-R) Lisa Maffei '94, Josh 
Lappin '92, Izzy Metz '94, Amy Benedict '95, 
Nicole Whelan '94 and Amy Collins '95 posed 
together at a Hobart and William Smith College 
social function. 

summer working the "graveyard shift" 
(2:30-10:30 a.m.) at a convenience store in 
New Jersey. Mike, did you know that 
that is considered the most dangerous 
job in America? T Ehsan Kandrikar 
spent this whole summer in his home 
"browsing the Internet and playing 
cricket on the computer." He is really 
excited to leave for schooling in Switzer- 
land after a restful vacation. T Joanie 
Johnson started school at San Francisco 
State University this summer. She is 
studying film and multimedia. Joanie 
completed the semester with a 4.0 and 
obtained 9 units. She is living on Ocean 
Beach with her cat. T I hope that fall 
will bring great things for us all. I'd like 
to thank everyone who sent me post- 
cards, and I hope to hear from the rest of 
you next time. Good luck, Class of '96, 
and have fun. My best to you all! 



The Archon - Fall 1996 51 




Art Committee/ 



, 1 1 believe that works of art are valuable 
tools' foj^Mudents, which is the reason we decided 
aake.4 gift of our Charles Woodbury painting, 
tieo'fSnoiv. This work is now a part of the 
^collection. By giving this painting, we hope 
ts will be inspired to give to GDA. Donors 
ve both the satisfaction of giving back to th< 
|emy and a charitable tax deduction, makinj 
i-win proposition." 



MM 



ademy has established an Art Comm 
purpose is to maintain, preserve and 
the GDA collection. The Committee 
; William Atwell '51, President; Abbe 
, Treasurer; Peter Bragdon; Dorothy 
i; Shirley French TR, P'76; Daniel Mc 
' and Carl Youngman '60. 

| 
e information about making gifts of artwork to 

demy, please contact Karen E. McGinley, 

■ of Development, at Governor Dummer: 

508-465-1763 or mcginley@gda.org. 




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SWEATSHIRTS (All are 80% - 95% cotton)(S,M,L,XL) 

Ash Gray, crew neck, "Governors," large "G" on back 

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Ash Gray, "Governor Dummer Academy" 

Ash Gray, large applique "G" in maroon 

Ash Gray, crew neck, children's "Governors" 

SWEATER 

Cream, cotton, "Governor Dummer Academy" 



GDA nylon 
supplex jacket 



Ash Gray "Governors' 
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White with red logo/ red with white logo $15.00 

White, various sports logos (please specify) $20.00 

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White, mock turtle, long sleeve, "G" on back $21 .95 

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White, short sleeve polo, GDA shield $36.95 

White, long sleeve, I.S.L. shields $29.45 



JACKETS (S,M,L,XL) 

Maroon and white, nylon supplex, GDA logo 
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Boathouse pants (match jacket) 



$79.45 
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CAPS (Choose white with maroon type or maroon/white) (one size) 
Available with designations for all sports (please specify) $17.45 
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GDA Chair 



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Athletic bag (maroon with GDA logo and water bottle) 

Tote bag (heavy canvas with Mansion House scene) 

GDA Chair (black hardwood with cherry arms ) 

Glassware (Set of six highball glasses) 

Mug (Bone china, white with gold logo and rim) 

Necktie (Little Red School House on blue field) 

Necktie (Maroon 100 % silk with GDA crests) 

Golf Umbrella (large, nylon, maroon/ white with logo) 

Water Bottle (32 oz., white with maroon GDA logo) 

GDA Belt (GDA logo design, assorted sizes) 

GDA Key Ring (GDA logo design) 

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